Every time I have to review an album like this one I never know exactly how I am gonna do that. I mean, talking about music ain’t easy, and some time could become even pointless. This is one of those times.
That being said, Umbras de Barbagia is Downfall of Nur‘s debut work. It is an astonishing as well as emotional atmospheric black metal work. It smartly create an invisible link between Sardinia (DoN’s mastermind native land) and Argentina (his adoptive land). Two lands so distant from each other and yet so close. Of mountains, vast plains, sand and sea this voyage will tell us about. But everything we will find on our path will be embraced by a nostalgic-sad, but anyhow warm mist. In fact we won’t experience any cold feeling over this journey, our tired bodies will be heated up by those dim lights shining through the dense grey fog. Will we get lost? Yes, maybe. Or maybe we’d never know where we actually were.
Ok, let’s get back on track for a couple of thoughts. I’d suggest you to give Downfall of Nur‘s record its time to get yourself into. Don’t stop yourself after one or two listens, you’d regret it. Don’t even rush over the tracks, keep yourself cool and most of all let your imagination run.
I know it was kinda a weird review, but I didn’t know how to explain it better. Believe me, this album will be worth all the time you will decide to offer to your listening experience. If you’re a fan of Drudkh, Saor, Earth and Pillars or Negura Bunget this album is more than suggested. A final congratulation goes also to Avantgarde Music which is releasing a lot of quality albums these days. It’s a pleasure for a blogger like me to feature their productions, you know that you’re likely gonna listen to something unique the moment you open their promos.
Congrats to both Downfall of Nur for such inspiring music, and Avantgarde Music for their great talent scouting!
1 – I – Intro
2 – II – The Golden Age
3 – III – The Downfall of Nur
4 – IV – Ashes
5 – V – Umbras de Barbagia