Runespell - Shores of Nastrond CD
Runespell - 'Shores of Nastrond' CD
Jewel case CD edition
New 2023 album - RUNESPELL's fifth full-length and it's readily apparent that that 'Shores of Nastrond' marks a new distinct second era, although one thankfully not too far removed from the iron and blood that came before conjuring that same mystical & mesmerising sound-world that's made the RUNESPELL name such a force in the underground, but there's a concerted clarity here - be it songwriting or sound, texture figuring more prominently in both - that makes the album's six component epics hit HARD, even with the solemnity of Sentinels of Time continuing here. Indeed, that supremely epic mini-album served as a bridge between the band's two eras: not just with said solemnity explored further on Shores of Nastrond, but also the stirring acoustic segments, which are more generously integrated into the whole of RUNESPELL's sound. Simply put, this is pagan black metal perfection, from an entity that seemingly already perfected it. These Shores of Nastrond crest and crash with blood-fire-death!