Gnev of Sinister Downfall added another instrumental and ambient act to his repertoire in 2016. Nihilist was a 2017 demo. The man had a split with Adventum Diaboli earlier that year as well. Fimbulvintr was the 2018 demo.
DONARHALL – HELVEGR – SYMBOL OF DOMINATION
‘Helvegr’ is the path to hell and it is not hard to imagine the band’s art being of the black metal variety, but the band and album are strictly of the instrumental persuasion, which precludes the praise of Satan as its content. Instead, this album of eight instrumental tracks spread across 47 minutes is depressive, ambient and moody. It may go fast, slow or mid-paced. It may include a synthesized background, which occasionally sounds like a filler for the vocal chants it does not have, and it may sound hellishly fierce when it wants to be. Frankly, for such an extreme style of music the ambience and the lack of vocals make it a good medium to listen to while in the mood for nothing or needing background sounds. It is metal mind you, no doubt, but the act manages to present a cohesive sound that does not protrude too often. – Ali “The Metallian”