After many years as a sold-out collector’s item, Nechochwen's milestone album “Heart of Akamon” (2015) has been re-issued on vinyl. A gruesome one at that – the colour scheme reflects the practice of scalping, tying into the album’s historical leanings.
The West Virginian duo seamlessly blends haunting melodies, intricate guitar work, and evocative storytelling to transport you to a world where history and legend intertwine. The thematic heart of Nechochwen's dirges lies in the stories of indigenous people, evoking a sense of persecution, struggle, and pride.
“Heart of Akamon” offers meticulously crafted metal in a masterful fusion with elements of dark folk and Americana – it captures the essence of the hunt, the intensity of battle, and the magic of tales told around a campfire. Fans of contemporary acts such as Saor, Agalloch, and Falls of Rauros are sure to appreciate Nechochwen’s unique Appalachian folk metal blend.