Very good riffs, little touches of MENA folk, a very good vox (who knew that arabic and growling got along so well?) and a mix that makes you want to blast this through the neighbourhood at full volume, so what's not to like?
Classic, riff-centric doom metal with a deep female vox it's certainly nothing new, but these guys clearly show potential to become at least very good artisans of the genre. Not bad at all for a debut album.
Probably one of the most quintessential medieval folk albums out there. This is medieval music as medieval people played it, while still remaining fairly "academic" and not falling in the "party music with bagpipes" pitfall of more modern albums.
I normally don't like blackgaze. I normally don't like J-pop. I like dream pop, but only a bit. Why the hell I like this, then? Hell if I know, but I like it a lot. Maybe is one of those "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" type of situations.
I'll always love when folk metal artists do these more folk oriented side albums. Tengger Cavalry's second part of Northern Memory is dark, ritualistic and has a primeval edge that kind of evokes the respect and fear that the nomads of the north must've instilled among the ancient chinese.
One of the best Silent Hill tribute albums out there, it really nails the atmosphere and tone of the games, mixing successfully the industrial ambient, the trip hop and the other influences, without falling to much into either of them.