Narnia – “From Darkness to Light”

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Aug 192019
 

On 2nd August 2019, Narnia released their 8th Studio album “From Darkness to Light”.  Founded by guitarist Carl Johan Grimmark and singer Christian Liljegren back in 1996, the Swedish band reunited in 2014 after its hiatus in 2010. This album is produced and primarily written by Narnia’s guitar virtuoso CJ Grimmark. It is mixed by the band’s sound engineer Viktor Stenquist, and mastered by Jens Bogren, Fascination Street Studios.

The band is widely known for their progressive sound, odd time signatures and cut throat guitar melody. Their songs are influenced by the works of “The Chronicles of Narnia – By C.S. Lewis”. It is being said that keyboardist Martin Härenstam, holds the calibre of a solo virtuoso in the band. Jonatan Samuelsson who recently joined on Bass duties and background vocals, plays the Taurus bass pedal, and helps with the songwriting and graphic designing of the album. Their last tour of Brazil was a success and they carried over the same energy into writing this album.

To be honest, this is the first time I’m listening to Narnia, so I haven’t any biases or idea of what I’m getting into. The staccato opening on “A crack in the sky” filled in with ambient soundscapes and a melodic guitar solo goes on to set my expectation, and boy I love how the song progresses and possesses its audience. The vocals are melodic, the chorus gives you the shrills with the added seconds, and a powerful rhythm section drives the song forward which culminates with an electrifying guitar solo. “You Are The Air That I Breathe” thumps its way forward, building the pace piece by piece. This song sounds straight out of the 70s-80s and has a catchy chorus to its credit. Continue reading »

Jul 192019
 

Narnia’s new album; “From Darkness To Light” is the band’s eight studio album, and a natural sequel to the previous, self-titled album, from the band’s return and 20th anniversary in 2016. The spark that Narnia lit on last year’s live album “We Still Believe – Made in Brazil”, has been followed the band into the studio, where this energy has been channeled and structured into a long parade of nine songs.

With the musical roots remaining deep in melodic metal, the band has both stretched on to a modern sound where the guitars still dominate, but also allows analogue 70/80’s analogue synthesizers to take place in the soundscape.

The lyrics are noticeably important to the band and in true Narnia spirit this heritage has been well managed and further refined.

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Apr 152017
 

Swedish melodic metal band Narnia has released a music video for ‘Thank You’, the track is taken from their latest self titled album. The video can be watched below.

Narnia‘s South American tour kicks off April 21th. in Recife, Brazil. All dates and locations are listed below.

Narnia is finally back for the metal attack! Celebrating 20 years as a band, they are back with a brand new studio album. Their long awaited & 7th studio album is released worldwide on Sept. 16 through Deep Within Management. Continue reading »

Dec 292016
 

NARNIA_ST_FRONT_RGB_1_7ffSwedish melodic metal band Narnia is confirmed to play Metanoia Fest. 2017 which will be held on 21 and 22 April at Correria Music Bar In Vila Velha, Espirito Santo/Brazil.

The complete line-up consists of: Narnia, 7th Symphony, Broad and Sharp, Comboio Calibre, Fire, Lammah, Legacy of Kain, Maieuttica, Ninetieth Storm, Perpetual Legacy, Puritan, Ravengar, Social Disparity, Soldiers.

Narnia‘s South American tour kicks off April 21th. in Recife, Brazil. All dates and locations are listed below.

The Swedish melodic metal band Narnia is finally back for the metal attack! Celebrating 20 years as a band, they are back with a brand new studio album. Their long awaited & 7th studio album is released worldwide on Sept. 16 through Deep Within Management. Continue reading »