This is a zine dedicated to Symphonic and gothic metal

REVIEW OF THE ALBUM ” THE BLAZING LILY” – NORHOD

NORHOD – “The Blazing Lily”

NORHOD are a female fronted Symphonic Metal band from Lucca, Italy.

NORHOD line-up:

Clara Ceccarelli – Vocals

Glacoma jey Casa – Growls

Giacomo Vannucci – Guitars

Andrea bistru Stefani – Guitars

Michele Tolomei – Keyboards

Matteo Giusti – Bass

Francesco Aytano – Drums

Lets see what this bands offering is like with a track by track review.

1.CAER ARIANRHOD:

Instrumental intro to the album with very good symphonic arrangements.

RUNNING TIME :1.10 MIN
RATING: 9/10

2.DOOMED O OBLIVION:

The track starts with pounding drums and powerful guitar. The female voice comes with symphonic style and after the male growls join and give to the song dark sound. The keyboards are very good with power solo guitars .A very good song!

RUNNING TIME: 6.24 MIN
RATING: 9/10

3.ILLUSION OF INFINITY:

One number with great growls from the beginning. The track changes after with melodic arrangements and operatic female voice to change again with growls in a gothic dark style.

RUNNING TIME:4.26 MIN
RATING 9/10

4.LILY’S ASHES:

Gently piano in the beginning and the beautiful female voice enters with sad tone. The gutteral growls make the song more dramatic and dark. Five minutes full of emotional music.

RUNNING TIME: 5.08
RATING: 10/10

5.FADING WITH THE DARK:

A track with excellent symphonic arrangements ,strong drums and operatic vocal with dark growls.

RUNNING TIME: 3.50
RATING: 9/10

6.THROUGH THE FOREST:

An instrumental track with many folk- Celtic elements , with good symphonic orchestration.

RUNNING TIME: 2.40
RATING: 8,5/10

7. LAST SUNDOWN:

One number with many different styles, symphonic orchestration ,growls ,gently guitar, soft melodic female voice, backing piano to change from slow tempo to fast and again from fast to slow.

RUNNING TIME: 4.51
RATING 9/10

8. CREATURES:

The female voice with the dark male vocals begin the track .Once again the track has different tempo to hold up your attention.

RUNNING TIME: 3.32
RATING: 8,50/10

9. MIRRORS LADY:

The half of the song straight away with male growls and backing operatic style female voice. In the middle the piano gives melodic tone with guitar solo before the female voice and the dark growls ending the track.

RUNNING TIME: 4.20
RATING 8/10

10. ARIANHOD:

The song opens with gentle rhythm and at once explodes with the male growls.Again here we listen a dramatic song with great guitar work.

RUNNING TIME: 4.06
RATING:8/10

11. WHITE SPIRAL:

Beginning with beautiful symphonic arrangements,amazing keyboard before the track take power with folk metal sound .The female voice comes with emotional vocal and the growl join to her voice perfectly,A track which is a mix of many influences.

RUNNING TIME: 6.16
RATING 9/10

Finally “The Blazing Lily” is one wonderful album with many fantastic songs,excellent musicians , great female operatic voice and dark male growls. Norhod are a band with open future in our genre,The alum highly recommended.

RATING:8,82/10

For more info on Norhod visit their http://www.facebook.com/Norhod or http://www.norhod.com

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