Kevin : How many Saudi metal bands can you name? I couldn`t name a single one, but Al Namrood changed this. And to think, it is even black metal with eastern occultism and anti-religious themes in its lyrics, something punishable by death in their homeland.
This band possesses the zero tolerance attitude that black metal should have; they make no concessions, a sign of courage in this case, given the circumstances. In the past, when the second wave of black metal took off, those bands had the same mind-set, no concessions, no matter what the consequences where. That is the same passion this band has.
The music is a mix between black metal and eastern music, including the use of traditional instruments and the atmosphere reminds me of Melechesh. The production is not great, but seeing that owning western instruments or recording equipment could land you in jail, that is something I can easily forgive these guys.
I think the band has a really unique style and ‘ Diaji Al Joor’ is a strong album. This album deserves the attention of every metal head, if only for the fact that these people literally put their lives on the line to make it.