This is an album about the Algonquin folklore, native American people, prominent along the Atlantic Coast and into the interior along the St. Lawrence River and around the Great Lakes. This album tells their tales, accompagnied by atmospheric black metal, classical arrangements and ambient sounds.
Perhaps in that aspect, I can compare the music by Dzö-nga with a blend of bands like Summoning, Anorexia Nervosa, Agalloch, Moonsorrow, Paysage D'hiver or Wolves in the Throne Room. Fans of those bands can easily trust this act to deliver the goods, even though in my opinion the drums are a bit too gentle and sweet. I guess that's the only point of criticism I can give this album. The snare drum could be a lot dirtier and heavier.
Everything else is fine here. The album often varies between harsh black metal, complete with eerie screams and classical arrangements. Here and there female vocals pop up, adding a lot to both the variation and the conceptual feel of the whole thing. Cryvas, the multi-instrumentalist behind this project, is a talented man who knows a great deal about songwriting too. So yeah, this one comes recommend to all you symphonic black metal fans out there.