MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

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MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

This week, we are going to feature a special name, a romantic black metal band; MINNERIKET, from Norway. We will be talking about their latest releases; “Tro, håp og kjærlighet” and “An All Too Human Heart”, off from their upcoming album; ANIMA SOLA, which will be released on January 2, 2018. Well, 2018 is definitely going to be an exciting year.

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MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

All my life, I have always been open to many different kinds of ideas and music. I have always believed that there is always something we can learn, something we can explore in every new musical composition (this statement actually is more valid for jazz, classical, instrumental and metal music). The more I explored, the more I began to love other kinds of metal music in time, along with my personal favorites. And Black Metal has always been an interesting field for me, especially if you look at it from a musician’s perspective. Such a wonderful diversity, different types of arrangements, forms, and experimentation. My journey had begun with Opeth back in the day, who I consider as the most talented metal band in the universe. Their narrative compositions have helped me to realize that how much I was tired of listening to simple (common), and standard music. By this way, a new window has opened in my mind to a brand new world, a new way of understanding of music. Today, at the end of another year in our lives, I am very excited about feeling that same fascinating atmosphere of Opeth, by another black metal band; MINNERIKET, and it’s my pleasure to bring them to our reader’s attention.

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review - HEAVY METAL T SHIRTS - MINNERIKET BAND MUSIC

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

ANIMA SOLA is going to be the fourth full-length MINNERIKET album. The two released singles; Tro, håp og kjærlighet and An all too Human Heart are both very strong and assertive black metal songs with different vibe and ambiance at the same time. Just like the two opposite polar of the magnet. Tro, håp og kjærlighet, which is also my personal favorite, is a very atmospheric song. More like a mid-tempo, focused more on the general vibe, the tense ambiance. I guess this song is a good example of why Minneriket consider themselves as a romantic black metal band. On the other hand, this song has a great potential to be a soundtrack for a horror movie, or for a video game such as Call of Cthulhu. It is like listening to or watching a mysterious story with a dramatic filter on. The traffic of this song has many melodic parts, ups and downs, breaking downs, and changes. But in the end, the mysterious main melody stays in your mind for some time and you always want to hear it again and again.

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review
MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

Minneriket’s second release; “An all too human heart” is a much more aggressive song with a tense, depressive atmosphere. I consider it more like a traditional black metal song, to be honest. The song starts with a depressive ambiance and continues with attack riffs and vocal parts which leaves the listener breathless time to time. But at the same time, the song has some progressive elements and chord progressions as well. Especially on the exotic chorus section, when the melody widens up the tense feeling. The arrangement of An all too human heart does not have anything standard or common. Which I respect the most. Minneriket has tried to do something innovative not only with fresh musical ideas, but the forms, constructions and the arrangements as well.

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review
MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

The recording quality of these two songs, unfortunately, did not satisfy me. For instance, both of these songs have many different musical ideas, fresh riffs, progressions, and great potentials. However, the instruments do not have the necessary balance between them, drums are powerless (which is extremely crucial especially for this kind of songs), vocals are higher than they should be, and it is difficult to hear the presence of the bass guitar. This is damaging the overall ambiance, the impact of the music. In my opinion, with good sound engineering, these songs could have been ten times more effective, powerful and addictive. I know that Black Metal fans are the most faithful and loyal to their own music. Probably no one will care about the recording quality or production. However, Minneriket is a band who deserves much better with their unique musical ideas and capabilities. I, personally, would like to hear these talented musicians with the best metal sound possible. And then everybody (especially the people who work in the black metal industry) will see the difference, and put Minneriket in a special place in their hearts and in their minds, just like I did.

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review - HEAVY METAL T SHIRTS - MINNERIKET BAND MUSIC

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

In conclusion, MINNERIKET is RECOMMENDED for every TRADITIONAL BLACK METAL, ROMANTIC BLACK METAL MUSIC fan and of course, especially for those who are looking for fresh music and new inspirations. We, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate MINNERIKET for their amazing work of art and wish them the very best for their upcoming album; ANIMA SOLA (which will be released on January 2, 2018. Thanks for reading!

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review - HEAVY METAL T SHIRTS - MINNERIKET BAND MUSIC

Minneriket – Tro, håp og kjærlighet [single] (2017)

Tracklist:
1. Tro, håp og kjærlighet

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Minneriket – All too human heart [single] (2017)

Tracklist:
1. All too human heart

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MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review - HEAVY METAL T SHIRTS - MINNERIKET BAND MUSIC

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review
MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review

MINNERIKET Anima Sola Album Review - HEAVY METAL T SHIRTS - MINNERIKET BAND MUSIC

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