Subject: 1: Akhlys - Melinoë From: .jh Date: 2020-12-20T20:07:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2020 Akhlys Melinoë ![Melinoë](/gfx/881878.jpg) In 2020 an album dealing solely with your nightmares, it could hardly seem more apt. Naas Alcameth returns with his most personal project all based around his dreams. When it comes to contemporary blackmetal of the last 15 or so years it's hard to understate the influence Naas has had, whether through Nightbringer, Bestia Arcana, Akhlys, or Aoratos he's been there and has developed and refined a sound that is immediately recognizable. However while picking up any album he's been involved in (and if he's "involved" it probably means he's written it) you know it's of his making you can also see how he's progressed both as a musician and in his cooperation with the producers and studio engineers to strive for that elusively perfect sound. Every album he's involved in just get that bit sharper, that bit better. As anyone who's followed my lists in the past knows this blackmetal is right in my wheelhouse and for each iteration it just gets better and better. So as this annus horribilis comes to an end do yourself a favour and crank this to the max and drive your nightmares to Naas in the hopes that it results in more albums like this. [Akhlys]( ---