Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nhor - Self-Titled (2009), Upon Which Was Written Within the Stars (2010), Whisperers to this Archaic Growth (2011)



Hailing from Herefordshire, Midlands, in the UK, are Nhor. One of my favourite projects that I have discovered in my time away from this blog.

Nhor is a one-man project from Herefordshire, Midlands (UK). He draws influences from forests, mystery, eschatology, astrology, the earth, storms, mist, wind, rain, nature, the night sky, Beren & Luthien, the Starks, loneliness and sorrow. Nhor’s music is very difficult to describe, it floats from ambient to doom-laden black metal.
 Quote - last.fm "Nhor"

Listening to Nhor has definitely had an influence in opening my music tastes, such as that of which tends to my yearning for nature and culture related to thus, through music. You see, Nhor's first two releases were completely comprised of neo-folk and neo-classical. From this, I have discovered so much beautiful folk metal, but more so, beautiful neo-folk and neo-classical. Amongst both the new and old BM I still need to share, this aforementioned neo-folk/classical shall too, come in time.

And of course, to add to this, Nhor has also released a BM album, Whisperers to this Archaic Growth, much in the vein of Cascadian BM. With another album along such lines to be released possibly in the coming months. What I really enjoy though, besides the music, is the nature/pagan aesthetics and references. But more specifically, that is originates from Europe, and isn't corrupted by some sort of racist paradigm. For example, there is some Eastern Europe (but not limited to) BM, especially pagan BM, that I fundamentally like musically and enjoy the nature references/sounds. However, some are linked either overtly, or indirectly, to racist paganism.

I personally have no reason to identify with Norse paganism anyway, the pigmentation of my skin dictates such. But I see how there are some things to learn from such in a culture more connected with the natural world.

Nhor is a classic, without being too technical, yet not too simple. Cascadian-style BM with that neo-folk/classical spirit to take you on a journey to a place, serene, amongst the trees.





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Album Name: Nhor

Band: Nhor

Genre: Ambient/Folk, Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal

Year: 2009

Country: UK

Track Listing:

1. A Pale Glimmer 03:51  
2. Giantess 07:08  
3. Sune 05:33  
4. Of Moth & Moon 03:08  
5. Saithana 05:50  
6. The Branches Are Gathered      05:57  
7. A Heart of the Growing Cold 05:10  
36:37

Album Name: Upon Which Was Written Within the Stars

Band: Nhor

Genre: Ambient/Folk, Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal

Year: 2010

Country: UK

Track Listing:

1. Pericynthion   04:34  
2. Periastron 03:58  
3. Apocynthion      07:11  
4. Apastron 03:12  
18:55

Album Name: Whisperers to this Archaic Growth

Band: Nhor

Genre: Ambient/Folk, Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal

Year: 2011

Country: UK

Track Listing:

1. Whisperers to This This Archaic Growth 06:12  
2. Ciwth 09:36  
3. Aspen Crown 06:37  
4. Beneath the Burial Leaves of a Dying Earth      08:59  
31:24

2 comments:

  1. Buenas tengo un problema no puedo descargar los discos de Nhor solo descarga un gestor de edescarga como hago para descargar las discografias sin tenre q instalar ese gestor saludos cordiales desde BOLIVIA

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  2. Saludos cordiales desde BOLIVIA muchas gracias por compatir tan bella musica quisiera saber como descargar los discos de NHOR sin tener que descargar el gestor de descarga q te pide la verdad te lo agradeceria muchisimo espero leas estas palabras gracias y luz en tu camino.

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