Thursday, January 24, 2019

in case you missed it: Nothgard

Nothgard is European-style melodic extreme metal enhanced with lots of shredding/melodic solos and symphonic arrangements. You could say that there is a strong power metal component joined with the extreme metal stylistic preferences used by the German band. This is now their fourth album, actually. They have been around for more than ten years. The album is fully professional and equipped with the latest and current recording technologies that modern metal bands prefer. Listen to the full album at the link below. This is the official information regarding the band and album.
Malady X
Metal Blade Records
Release: 26 October 2018
Epic arrangements, fascinating hooks and a technical standard looking for its peers. NOTHGARD, the band founded by singer and lead-guitarist Dom R. Crey in 2008, is acting on this maxim. Their debut ‘Warhorns Of Midgard’ (2011) already lays a remarkable foundation. Their melodic death metal with its sophisticated combination of the technical qualities within the guitar work and the epic orchestration fascinates fans and critics alike. The following albums ‘Age Of Pandora’ (2014) and ‘The Sinner's Sake’ (2016) broadens this basis yet again which makes the last-mentioned enter the official German album-charts.
In April 2018, the quartet announces a multiple album deal with Metal Blade Records. ‘Malady X’ opens a new era for Nothgard. While they keep their stylistic elements, they more than ever count on their unique musical features and sound wise take a further step towards perfection. The compositions on ‘Malady X’ set the bar higher and the sound had to follow. The band itself did the recording and mixing. The watchful eyes of Dom R. Crey (Def-Creation Studio) and rhythm guitarist Skaahl (Southern Deathcult Studio) always paid attention to the details. Thus, they ensured that all the renowned guests were able to express them-selves in the best way: Besides many others Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Veli-Matti Kananen (Kalmah) and Jen Majura (Evanescence) made their appearances. The final mastering was done by none other than Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Kreator, Arch Enemy a.o.) who leveled the songs even more up.Dom R. Crey states: „We are super happy with the outcome of MALADY X. Never before, we took so much care about all the details and the arrangements. We have never worked harder on any album before but it was absolutely worth it!"

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