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NECHOCHWEN - Azimuths to the Otherworld - CD - Bindrune - 2010

review by: Mladen Škot

Well, if you asked us to recommend something inspired by Native Americans -- and the world surely needs some of that -- our first thought would be Nechochwen's labelmate Blood of the Black Owl. Our second thought would be, hmmm, Manowar? They had the "Spirit horse of the Cherokee" song, right? Even Nightwish had one such song, "Creek Mary's Blood." and how spiritual are they? But this one, Nechochwen, wouldn't really come into equation even though we can barely pronounce the few Indian song titles. Mostly made of endless and aimless classical guitar pieces, sometimes backed by something you might expect in a politically correct Hollywood movie, Azimuths to the Otherworld is a nice exercise in guitar playing technique, with little emotion. Then there are the metal parts, which are somewhere straightforward black and thrash. There is a certain style present here, and the sound is perfect, but for substance maybe you are better off checking out Agalloch, it's mostly the same thing but done right. (4/10)

 

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Mustan Auringon

NECHOCHWEN
Azimuths to the

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Coils of Entrop

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