Narbeleth – Indomitvs (2017)


Hailing from Cuba, today we have Black Metal one-man battalion, Narbeleth, and their fourth full-length release “Indomitvs”. Delivering over 35 minutes of savagely raw BM songs, this release showcases true raw power and determination to craft some of the most brutal and ravaging songs ever produced. If you are tired of overproduced and ‘pretty’ sounding Black Metal, this is the album you have been waiting for.

Wasting no time, the riffing onslaught opens with the first note of “The Distortion of Life”. In this track we get that certain 90’s Black Metal vibe with a very guitar and vocals driven approach to the genre. The intensity is relentless and the craftmanship is quite high, as the band continues its demolishing path with “When the Sun has Died”. Keeping things fresh and interesting, the eerie vocal arrangements in “The Lower Point of the Star” will certainly grab your attention and creep you out at the same time.

As personal favorite track is the blistering “Herald of the Dawn” and its savage drumming perfectly paired with the punishing riffing and hellish vocals. This track brings back memories of old-school Scandinavian Black Metal and it also clearly distinguishes Narbeleth from their un-inspired foes. If you like darker and more melodic pieces, “The First to Rise” will certainly satisfy this craving with a bleak and yet firm musical structure.

Delivering just the right amount of brutality, the band rounds up the release with the ravaging “Via Profane Crafts” and turns again into darker territories to close up with “Sinister Laberynths of Human Soul”. The release comes to an end with a pretty decent cover of Ackanum’s “Dauðmellin” but with the Narbeleth edge. Overall, “Indomitvs” showcases a ‘band’ that is prime for recognition due to their raw and devastating style. There are only a handful of releases in 2017 that come close to the level of intensity and rawness this release delivers. We highly recommend this album to any Black Metal fan tired of uninspired releases.

Band: Narbeleth Album: Indomitvs

Label: Folter Records

Release: September 29th, 2017

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Genre: Black Metal

Country: Cuba

Rating: 92/100

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