Metal Injection is currently streaming Shores Of Mourning, the stunning debut full-length from black funeral doom/neofolk collective ISENORDAL, which currently features within its ranks members of Endorphins Lost, Wilt, and Thunder Grey Pilgrim.
Issues Metal Injection of the offering, “It’s rare to find a new band who really get what groups like Agalloch were trying to offer. There was obviously a whole movement of bands derived from that sort of stuff but you always gotta wonder to what degree they are just riding coattails. After all – remember when ‘Cascadian black metal’ was a derogatory modifier? Some would say it still is. Sometimes though you stumble into a band who seem to totally get it, they have great melodies, lush orchestrations, and songs that aren’t just long to be long. Such is the case with ISENORDAL, a folksy black metal band…. Their debut offering Shores Of Mourning is exactly the kind of artsy and powerful black metal that would make their musical ancestors proud.”