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Ancient and organic-sounding Eastern European black metal

Advantages: hugely atmospheric, emotionally powerful, improves with multiple listens
Disadvantages: may be initially too impenetrable for some

Originally released back in 1996, 'Zirindu-Sa' is the debut album by esoteric Romanian black metal band Negura Bunget. Generally speaking, the album is rather dynamic, coming across like a slightly subdued early Gorgoroth and accompanied by warm swathes o ...

Burning_Darkness 16.05.2011 · Read full review
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Floor on the Floor! Normal service resumes...

Advantages: A spectacular return to form
Disadvantages: ummm... not long enough

Nightwish have long been favourites of mine, through the Tarja era, slightly less so with Anette, and now the new era is here... This DVD was filmed at the Wacken open air festival, and the atmosphere is electric! I'm not going to go into track by track ...

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Raw, earthy and euphoric Romanian black metal

Advantages: very atmospheric, simple but engaging musical arrangements
Disadvantages: none

Originally released back in 1998 then rereleased in 2008, 'Sala Molksa' is Romanian mystical black metal band Negura Bunget's first EP and its name refers to the warrior-afterlife of the Dacian knights, the Dacians being an ancient people who occupied a l ...

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