Brundarkh – Haunted Worlds - Reviewed At Zwaremetalin ! Check it out here at this link: https://zwaremetalen.com/albumrecensies/brundarkh-haunted-worlds
Frodo, Aragorn, Legolas and Gandalf. Who doesn't know these characters from the Lord of the Rings fantasy trilogy? What fewer people may know is that J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of this powerful story, was born in South Africa. In Bloemfontein to be precise. The latter has no added value, but it is a beautiful place name and that is also worth something. In addition, there are theories that connect the Eastern Cape town of Hogsback in South Africa with the descriptions of Middle-earth, one of the continents from Tolkien's stories. Let this Brundarkh know his birthplace in the southern African country and, among other themes, also draw inspiration from the stories of Mr. Tolkien.
Matching the themes that come from the fantasy world, this Brundarkh makes symphonic blackened death metal entirely in the style of Dimmu Borgir,Cradle of Filth and Carach Angren. The dramatic effect is therefore quite on top of it with a thick layer of gothic keyboard work. The orchestration takes the listener to a real fairytale world. As if we are in a kind of extreme metal version of the Dream Flight in efteling. Singer and guitarist Heino Brand roars the lyrics over the music like an Uruk-Hai, who declares war on a horde of angry Ents. However, he also adds clear vocals to give the music some friendliness. He is supported by Caleb Bingham (ex-Five Finger Death Punch),who takes care of the rhythm section. Haunted Worlds is a pleasant introduction to this recently formed band. In doing so, the musicians make use of recognizable elements of some big names from symphonic and extreme metal. The adage 'better well done than badly conceived' certainly applies here. However, the whole thing sounds pretty fresh and makes you curious about what this band can bring in the future. - Zwaremetalin
Release Date: October 11, 2021
FFO: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Carach Agren
Brundarkh is a dark fantasy inspired metal act founded by composer, Heino Brand. Haunted Worlds (EP) was produced and recorded with the help of Caleb Bingham (Athanasia, ex-Zonaria, ex-Five Finger Death Punch).
The EP features the remixed and remastered versions of Wraith Dominion. The original track was recorded and released as a single in February 2021. It centers around the Nine a.k.a. the Ringwraiths or the Nazgûl from J.R.R. Tolkien's, "The Lord of the Rings". The track also features a guest solo by Jori Haukio (Cymatic, ex-Mors Principium Est). Bells of the Drowned focuses on the lore of "The Drowned" from the video game, "Diablo IV". It
was originally released without the intro From the Mist they Come. Tower of Blood and the intro The Price of Immortality are brand new tracks and are inspired by the folklore of Hungary’s, Elizabeth Bathory. The track features Elisheva Abramson as the voice of “Countess Bathory”. The EP was mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johanson at The Panic Room. Art direction/creation by Heino Brand.
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Heino Brand - Guitars, harsh vocals, orchestrations, arrangements, lyrics
Caleb Bingham - Bass, drums, additional arrangements, lyrics
Elisheva Abramson - Voice of Elizabeth Bathory (Tracks 4 & 5)
Jori Haukio - Guest solo (Tracks 3 & 6)
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