Norwegian blackened hardcore outfit Nadir have recently shared a lyric video for a new track titled “The Old Wind”, off their debut full-length album ‘Extinction Rituals”, which is now scheduled for release on May 5th.
The video for “The Old Wind” is now playing at Metal Sucks, who had this to say about the new track “From the get-go, the song has the type of misty atmosphere that you’d expect from Norwegian black metal. The song itself benefits from the full sounding rhythm section of bassist Erik Gullesen and the blast beat fest from drummer Jonas Bengtson, while guitar work by frontman Ole Wik and Magnus Wiig drive the track forward. Couple that with Wik’s vocal delivery and you’ve got a track that’s exciting while remaining true to its roots.”
Watch the video here.
“‘The Old Wind’ is in a way the odd one out on Extinction Rituals. It is more lyrically driven and has a more atmospheric approach. It revolves around some old and very divisive ways of thinking that sadly has started to gain traction yet again. Says frontman Ole Wik.
“The video for this track was filmed with a drone from my hammock during a hiking trip with my wife. I got up at 5 a.m. to catch the morning mist, and I must say I am pleased with how it turned out.”
If you missed, the leading single “Tenebrae” is still playing here.
“Extinction Rituals” broadly follows the same trajectory as the band’s first EP “The Great Dying” combining fast- paced and heavy rhythms, furious and gritty guitar riffs and a venomous vocal delivery. Throughout ten tracks, Nadir prove that when a large portion of the metal landscape is nearing towards an uniform sonic entity, there is still potential to break the mold and be creative. This album is an unapologetic outburst of aggression and desperation. Pre-orders are now available at this location.