Middle Eastern Magic: Al-Namrood – Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

Al-Namrood, from Saudi Arabia, aren’t exactly newcomers. They released their first EP in 2008 and since then they’ve released four albums and another EP. I dare say their next album will have to be super-extraordinary to top their 2014 release, “Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq”. Never mind the translation, you don’t need it to appreciate to the depth and darkness of their music. It’s, er, diabolical.

The band draws its name and the themes for its songs from a sinister character in ancient Arabian history, King Namrood. He ruled with an iron fist drenched in megalitres of blood. While slaughtering everyone and everything that annoyed him, he declared: “I am the god of all creation.” In short, he wasn’t a very pleasant chap. Whatever god he imagined himself to be was anything but benelovent. He was what a lot of modern politicians would probably love to be if they were unrestrained.

The band call their music Arabian Occult Metal. They call their Facebook page their “Center of Oppression Control”. If you want to experience the tingling exhilaration of the blackness, give these guys a spin.

Here’s a merry melody, the title track from their 2014 album. If it summons demons, then Al-Namrood’s job is done.


About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on November 11, 2014, in Exploring New Things and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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