Al-Namrood – Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

alnamroodI heard of this band couple of years ago. It’s the only Black Metal band I know from Saudi .Arabia, actually it’s the only band I know from Saudi Arabia. When I first got their previous album “Kitab Al Awthan” I couldn’t stop listening. They have a very unique sound, not like the traditional Scandinavian Black Metal bands.

Recently they released their 4th full length album “Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq”

Like their previous releases, they incorporate a lot of traditional instruments in their music  and mix traditional Arab folk with extreme metal. I’m not sure what they call it but it’s definitely Black Folk Metal. There are a lot of instrumental parts in their songs that remind me “Belly Dancing”. I guess you could call their style “Black Bellydancing Metal”.

I have no idea what they are singing about since they only sing in Arabic but that doesn’t matter. It’s great music and you should give it a try. It’s very original style time to listen something other than the Scandinavian bands for a change.


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