Monday, September 1, 2008
Ningizzia - Dolorous Novella
Album: Dolorous Novella
Genre: Symphonic Black Doom metal
Origin: France / Sweden
If you think of Novembers Doom, My Dying Bride, Swallow the Sun, etc. as death doom metal, then this would be black doom metal. One of the members of Ningizzia is also the man behind the very similar sounding Forest of Shadows. I find the songs to be catchier in general than most doom metal, which is a product of some quality guitar riffs. This album features violin and flute parts as well as some well-integrated synths. If you are into slow, melancholic music, I predict you will love this album.