Country: Italy
Title: From the Burning Mist
Label: Perkun Records
Year: 2018
Style: Black Metal

It seems Abruzzo based Adragard was founded back in 1997 by Lord Adragard and didn't become a duo until 2009 when Niferon joined him and together released their debut full-length album. Since last year two more members were added to the group and so Adragard became a full line-up band hopefully ready for live shows. This is their second album, made of 7 tracks and clocking a bit over half an hour of playing time, recorded as a quartet. The good thing about it is the organic, totally honest sounding production of this album, but the band thing are the actual compositions, way too generic and uninteresting to this day and age. until the 5th track there's virtually nothing to enjoy, all riffs are generic and bring nothing new or even surprising to the table, the rhythm is slow and agonizing, and the vocals are in no way menacing or even evil sounding. The fifth and sixth tracks are the most complex (if I can say so), with more creativity, but still in the mediocre level, and the 7th track is a melodic outro made on semi-acoustic guitar and vocals, by far the best thing on this album. Unfortunately this album didn't convince me at all, but you should give it a listen and make your own mind, maybe it's just me.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 5/10