Ancient North (USA) - The Gates - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine! Thursday May 12 2022, 10:35 AM
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Ancient North (USA) - The Gates - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine!

Ancient North (USA) - The Gates - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine ! Check it out here at this link: https://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/ancient-norththe-gates2022-full-length.html

Ancient  North  are  a  solo  project  from  Oregon  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2022  album  "The  Gates".

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Most  of  the  riffing  is  done  on  power  chords  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  classic  Nordic  touch  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  melody,  one  of  the  songs  is  also  a  cover  of  Darkthrone's  "Graven Takeheimens  Saler"..

  Ancient  North  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  Nordic  style.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Anti  Christianity,  Medieval,  Dark  Fantasy  and  Winter  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ancient  North  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Glimpse  Of  Eternity"  "Deicide  Warriors  ov  The  Abyss"  and  "The  Gates".  8  out  of  10. - OccultBlackMetalZine

Release Date: April 27, 2022 

FFO: Gorgoroth, Immortal, Ragnarok

Location: Oregon USA

Short Bio: Relentless traditional black metal with themes of winter, medieval. Fast and cold, aggressive with speed. 

Check them out on Bandcamp and support!

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Follow the band at these links:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc2d0OQr0qs/

https://ancientnorth.bandcamp.com/


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