Nechochwen – Heart of Akamon (2015)

Author: Crono

Artist: Nechochwen

Album: Heart of Akamon

Label: Bindrune Recordings

Nechochwen has actually been around for quite a while, starting originally as a neofolk solo project. However, their second album, Azimuths to the Otherworld, introduced heavier guitars and vocals. Heart of Akamon is the final realization of this slow shift towards atmospheric black metal, and it is an album with lots of variety and a few pretty heavy songs. The riffs and vocals can hit pretty hard, and you can tell that they really tried to make as intense of an album as they could while maintaining some of the aboriginal-inspired neofolk from their previous albums. The result is a strong album with lots of variety. Continue reading