Khazad-dûm – Hymns From The Deep

The biggest and most prosperous city-kingdom of the Dwarves needs no introduction to any fantasy reader. Khazad-dûm, in the heart of the Misty Mountains, has been home for the race of Durin for generations, before meeting a sad fate. Hymns From The Deep is an exploration of the dark depths of Moria from J.R.R. Tolkien’s venerated The Lord of the Rings. The lyrics are one long epic poem written by Myrddin Evans, based on the chapter ‘The Bridge of Khazad Dum’ from The Fellowship Of The Ring.

Khazad-dûm debut album spans across the tracks of the album which musically draws influence from funeral doom, death metal, black metal and dark ambient. All music and instrumental performances come from English multi-instrumentalist Daniel Scrivener, with singer Matthew Surry channeling the voice of the Balrog to complete the project.

This is cavernous and foreboding funeral doom, is highly recommended to fans of Evoken, The Ruins Of Beverast and Esoteric. Originally released on CD only, Avantgarde Music will release a vinyl version for Hymns From The Deep on March 18th, 2022.