Emyn Muil
Elenion Ancalima

NSP 152 :  Emyn Muil - Elenion Ancalima DigiCD/LP

Release dates:
CD: May 26th, 2017
LP: January 2018

Emyn Muil is an Epic Black Metal one-man project from Italy, taking its main influences from Summoning, Windir and Arathorn.
The name is taken from a vast, seemingly impenetrable maze of rocky crags in the region of Rhovanion in J.R.R Tolkien's Middle-earth, where Frodo and Sam met Gollum.

“Elenion Ancalima” is the second studio album, again with a concept based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. It features wonderful Epic Black Metal in the vein of Summoning, Caladan Brood, Sojourner or Eldamar, not unlike the material on Emyn Muil’s debut album, yet improved and perfected in many ways.

On this album, Emyn Muil mastermind Nartum, who again created all graphics for the album artwork and layout, was joined by Hildr Valkyrie, who added magnificent female vocals to Nartum’s enchanting music.

The first press of the CD comes in Digipack, limited to 1000 copies.

The LP comes with printed innersleeve, in three different editions:

99x silver vinyl
99x clear vinyl
303x blue vinyl


1. Under A Silvered Star (3:31)
2. The Lay Of Númenorë (14:04)
3. Ar-Pharazôn (7:12)
4. Far Umbar (8:16)
5. Elenion Ancalima (8:00)


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"A great 2nd album for Emyn Muil and one that shows what a 4 year span between releases should sound like…….progress and improvement with subtle changes and additions to move forward……"
8.5/10 - www.folk-metal.nl

"Elenion Ancalima is a sobering and complex album and it takes a fair few listens to truly appreciate what it has to offer. Having read over Akallabêth a number of times in preparation for this column, Elenion Ancalima matches each beat of the story marvelously and is a worthy companion to it. For fans of epic black metal and J.R.R. Tolkien, this album pays brilliant homage to this tragic tale of want and is an album that is more than worth your time."
4/5 - heavymag.com.au

"Hinter dem hübschen Cover-Artwork, welches auch das Debüt “Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga” auszeichnete, verbirgt sich ein hörenswertes Album für alle, die von tolkienschen Metal in Reinform nicht genug bekommen können. Der Autor zählt übrigens dazu. Die Songs sind gut strukturiert, atmosphärisch und treffen hinsichtlich des avisierten Klangbilds voll ins Schwarze."
8/10 - www.metal.de