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Band
Dz-nga
Title
The Sachem's Tales
Type
LP/EP
Company
Avantgarde Music
YOR
2017
Style
Black
8/27/2017 - Review by: Greg Watson
Folksy black metal that tells a great story
With the release of The Sachem's Tales, Dz-nga have given us an album that feels like a split of Ulver's 'Bergtatt' and 'Kveldssanger'. You get these really magnificent classical and acoustic pieces layered with some Cascadian black metal riffs that really ping off each other. Lyrically, the album draws inspiration from Native American mythology, specifically from the Algonquins, which really lends some cool lyrical content to the album. I felt the black metal portion of the music took a backseat to the more mellow portions, which is fine but left me wanting a little more aggression.
Recommended for fans of: Ulver, Fen, Falls of Rauros
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
3
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
3.5


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    3.5 :AVE RATING

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DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
The Sachem's Tales
2017
Avantgarde Music
Greg Watson8/27/2017
3.5

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