Nogrod are a band from India that plays a mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Abstruce Dismal".
Dark ritualistic sounds start off the ep and after the intro the music starts going into more of a heavy and melodic direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also mix in a great amount of death metal elements along with soem deep growls and black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the black metal side of the bands musical style seems to be very heavily Swedish influenced and the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and one track also brings in a brief use of acoustic guitars before making a return back to a heavier musical direction.
Nogrod plays a musical style that takes a very raw and melodic style of black metal and mixes it with death metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics cover the destruction of heaven, anti religion and death themes.
In my opinion Nogrod are a very great sounding mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Powered By The Black Sun" and "Ageless Mourning". 8 out of 10.