Album Review: Zornheym – Where Hatred Dwells And Darkness Reigns (Non Serviam Records)

A dramatic musical & cinematic narrative surrounding the horrors of a mental institution & its patients. Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns is the debut album from symphonic extreme band, Zornheym. It’s out on September 15th via Non Serviam Records.

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With the 9 tracks that make up the album being a different story about individual psychiatric patients, Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns is a masterpiece of inventive writing & musical execution.

Opening with the intense & dark rhythm of The Opposed, the extreme blackened metal style is blended wonderfully with string orchestrations & choir. It’s an attention grabbing start helped by the smooth & clean production.

The Silent God ups the intensity thanks to the ferocity of the vocals & drumming, Trifecta of Horrors makes great use of the choir & Whom the Night Brings… goes all out with an energetic blast of violins & crushing metal rhythm.

In between these tracks are short pieces of haunting & uncomfortable sounding ambience. Sometimes melodic & soul searching, at other times twisted & evil, like the soundtrack to your worst nightmares.

The final 3 songs change that up though, choosing instead to just blast the extreme metal out as hard & fast as possible.

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Zornheym – Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns Full Track Listing:

1. The Opposed
2. Subjugation of the Cellist
3. The Silent God
4. Prologue to a Hypnosis
5. Trifecta of Horrors
6. …and the Darkness Came Swiftly
7. Whom the Night Brings…
8. Decessit Vita Patris
9. Hestia

You can order the album now via Non Serviam Records here. Check out the band over on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.

Zornheym - Where Hatred Dwells And Darkness Reigns (Non Serviam Records)
  • The Final Score - 9/10
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