NSP 174 :
Belenos - A5 Digi-CD/CD
Release date CD &
T-Shirt: September 20th, 2019
years after "Kornog", an album dealing with the water element of
Breton's sea legends, "Argoat", which means something like "land of the
woods", continues where its predecessor left off and focuses on the
earth element - mainly local mystic forests, wild animals and Celtic
gods. It is again sung in Breton. The final track the album,
"Arvestal", is a metal interpretation of a John Barry song (The
Persuaders - 1971).
Argoat was recorded between November 2018 and May 2019, as usual in an
old school home studio.
The first pressing of the CD
comes as collectors edition in A5-Digipack, limited to 500 copies.
Also available as regular version in jewel case. Both come with 12-page
booklet incl. English translations of the lyrics.
1. Karvden (5:42)
2. Bleizken (5:35)
3. Argoat (5:09)
4. Nozweler (6:11)
5. Huelgoat (6:59)
6. Dishualder (6:39)
7. Duadenn (6:45)
8. Steuziadur (7:20)
9. Arvestal (2:36)
has been at it a long time, and not being familiar with them, I have no
basis for comparison. I enjoyed the album however. They have created a
niche for themselves while still retaining their Black Metal roots from
the 1990ís. They incorporate different elements into the mix as well,
like clean vocals and some melody. The harrowing moments are totally
harrowing, but the clean and ambient moments are like a fresh breath of
air. Well done!"
8/10 - www,metal-temple.com
80/100 - www.musika.be
8/10 - www.valkyrieswebzine.com