ASMEGIN "Arv"

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ASMEGIN "Arv"
  • Album: Arv
  • Year: 2008
  • Label: NAPALM
  • Artist: 
  • Norway

I remember that some 8-9 years ago Marius Olaussen was releasing at his own label, Valgalder Records, a very interesting demo, Viking Metal style. I haven’t heard anything else about the label or about the band called ASMEGIN, excepting the album they have released 5 years ago, called “Hin Vordende Sod & So”. I now learn that there were a lot of line-up changes within the band, and so, in a new formula, the four musicians released a brand new album, a lot more Folk, with visible traditional influences, plenty of violin, keyboards but also a lot of Metal, structured on throaty or screamed voices, interrupted by passages with normal vocals, warrior-like, singular female voices, atypical rhythms, chaotic guitars, drums that hold no rhythm…. A pretty confused and tangled up Folk Progressive Extreme Metal. Does not sound bad but there wasn’t much I understood or got out from it.