Saudi Arabia's AlNamrood have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of occult black metal, oriental and middle eastern folk music and this is a review of their 2020 album "Wala'at" which will be released in June by Shaytan Productions.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album along with some oriental style folk music instruments which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. Middle Eastern style scales can also be heard in some parts of the recording while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Angry sounding shouts are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while black metal screams are also utilized in a great portion of the music. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style as well as some blast beats also being utilized when the music speeds up and most of the music also sticks to more of a mid tempo direction and as the album progresses the vocals also add in a semi melodic tone.
On this recording AlNamrood takes their music into a more mid tempo style while also retaining the folk music elements of previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Arabic and cover ancient history, evil, darkness and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from AlNamrood and if you are a fan of occult black emtal, oriental or middle eastern folk music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sahra Yaesa" "Al Shareef Al Muhan" "Aar El Estibad" and "Alquam". 8 out of 10.