NSP 152 :
Emyn Muil - Elenion Ancalima DigiCD/LP
CD: May 26th,
LP: December 2017
Click here to check out the album on Youtube
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
The first press of the CD comes in Digipack, limited to 1000 copies.
The LP comes in three different vinyl editions, with a total limitation of 500 copies. More info soon.
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)
Official Bandcamp page
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