Corvus starts like an intro of a Gothic horror movie. A sad piano melody makes place for cruel and blackened riffs with obscure drumming. The death metal throat guides us into the world of Kuar Nhial. This song contains a high level of brutality. Nonam brings us more a Wolves In The Throne Room vibe with the howling guitars. The vocals shout again with deep ruthlessness.
Spiraal breathes death and desolation. These howling grunts produce an atmosphere of haunting doom drenched in black metal riffs. The hypnotic guitar sounds are overwhelming our brain waves and taking us to an unnatural world of decay. Spiraal ends in sadness with the fading of acoustic guitar strings. Lamatate is an instrumental track showing the wide musical views, inspirations and doubts of these three artists. Soundscapes are mixed with contrarian drums and heavy guitars which change to a controlled state of psychedelic art. Keyboards are slightly added to bring more ambiance to the track.
Kuar Nhial put their signature into the black metal scene. They play adventurous metal of the blackest kind using doom, electronic and post rock influences. The vocals are inhumane dark and aggressive but sounding closer to death metal. The production was in the hands of Tim De Gieter (Fär and Sloth Prince). This music works like a brain scanning machine, layer after layer projected and showing you the essence of black metal music. It will be a long winter of doom.