Nechochwen "Azimuths to the Otherworld"




This came out on Bindrune at the same time that the new ones from Blood of the Black Owl and Celestiial did. I finally just got around to listening to it last night, and I was blown out of the water. Mouth agape, literally... I lost track of all time and space. Nechochwen's first album was all folky Native American classical guitar tracks, with some ambient textures backing it up. This album has plenty of that, but also has an undeniable black metal element. I'd try to describe it more, but words will only fail.

I'm not one to make end-of-year lists, but if I was, I would have a hard time keeping this out of the top five when this year is gone. To me, this transcends mere music.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Huh got that 1 also with BOTBO & Celestiial didn't listen to intently gonna have to check it out again.Thanks for the heads up dude.Jeff Bridges "The Dude" rules.

Invisible Oranges said...

Yes, this is kicking my ass right now, too.

SPna15 said...

Really liked Alkonian Mythos (however you spell it). I'll need to listen to this.

HSS said...

Ahh, beat me to it. This is a total surprise killer!