Album Review: Crom Dubh – “Heimweh”

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The black metal scene in the United Kingdom has been bursting with winners lately, with bands like Winterfylleth, Saor and Fen all putting out exceptionally melodic, dark albums over the past twelve months. Those bands and other UK brethren absolutely know how to use melody to brighten up their work without destroying its dark undercurrent. They don’t sit back and play the classic black metal of Scandinavia or Eastern Europe. Instead, the UK scene has taken black metal, specifically pagan black metal, to their firmly-held throne room of melody. And on their debut LP, Heimweh, London quartet¬†Crom Dubh¬†certainly don’t let their genre-mates, countrymen, or listeners down on this front.
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