Nomadic Narwhal - Fathoms - Part I - Sunlight Zone - Reviewed By metal-digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/10/27/nomadic-narwhal-fathoms-part-one-sunlight-zone-ep/
That this is the first part of an ambitious collection of three-track EP’s each representing a zone within the oceanic layers may sound a bit, well, “nerdy”. Put preconceptions to one side for this though, as aurally descriptive and cinematic in scope as any bespoke soundtrack, it is first and foremost a great piece of Progressive Metal song writing.
There’s scant detail about the artist(s) other than that they are from Ohio, and that this is an ongoing multi-part project. In fact, the second part has just been released too; more on that when there’s been time to “Digest” it too. So, what can we expect from this series of releases? The ocean simply gets blacker and less full of life the deeper you go, and there’s sure some powerful playing and arrangements that hint of a somewhat “Darker” direction. It will be interesting to hear where this goes. And “Nerdy”? We prefer the term “Imagineers”.
“Nomadic Narwhal is tasked with engaging the imagination of the audience. An art and ‘Open to Interpretation’ forward approach that combines underwater sound design, cinematic drama, with modern metal” - metal-digest
Release Date: 9/2/22
FFO: Devin Townsend, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails
Location: Dayton, Ohio
For more than just ocean lovers, Nomadic Narwhal takes a new path in sonic storytelling. With a cocktail of modern metal, underwater sound design, and cinematic drama; Nomadic takes you on a journey from the beaches to parts unknown. While keeping plenty of room open to interpretation, it is clear that this is not a guided tour. This is an oceanic odyssey shared between artist and listener.
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Fathoms is a four-part concept album exploring the different atmospheric zones in the ocean. Starting from the surface and ranging to the sea floor, each pelagic zone has its own curiosities and mystique. In short, Nomadic dedicates 3 songs per zone to musically capture the atmospheres encountered on a journey from topside to the deepest chasms of the ocean.
Part I - Sunlight Zone (Epipelagic Zone)
Photo Credit: Gabriel Goulding
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