EMYN MUIL – Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga

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Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga is the debut release from the Italian solo project EMYN MUIL. The band has picked up some momentum before signing with Northern Silence Productions but after hearing this album, it is hard to believe that Emyn Muil had not been discovered before. This album is a black metal goldmine. With epic song writing, spine chilling vocals and lyrics that talk of contents from the Tolkien-universe, how can this not be a great debut full length?

Unlike their label mates Caladan Brood who play a similar epic black metal, Emyn Muil focus more on the ambiance in their music unlike Caladan Brood who focus more on the black metal side. Synths weave in between tracks like in “Aure Entuluva” where a haunting funeral dirge type organ plays between the chilling vocals and guitar riffs. The synths are well placed in the songs to where it is not cheesy or overwhelming but complimentary to each track.

Emyn Muil will be doing a split with Caladan Brood so it would be advised to listen to this release before the split comes out. This album has all the elements of a prestigious ambient black metal album. Listeners of Windir, Summoning, and Caladan Brood will enjoy this majestically written album in their collection.

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