Review from Lords of Metal

May 2, 2017
From: Lords of Metal
Published: May 1, 2017

Netra returns and delivers us a third album to ponder about. On ‘Ingrats’ we see Netra further developing its niche. And I mean niche in the strictest way possible. Netra specialises in combining black metal with triphop, jazz, industrial, ambient and whatever pops up in the creators mind. Netra does have the capacities to execute this in a way that the songs feels natural. Not just a mere compilation of genres. ‘Ingrats’ feels more developed and direct than its laid-back predecessor ‘Sørbyen’ and therefore more accessible. But at the same time ‘Ingrats’ is Netra’s most violent album, in fact, when Netra goes metal they go metal full on with massive blasts, aggressive and abrasive tremolo picked riffs and bone shattering screeches. The combination of all these different elements and clever song-writing makes ‘Ingrats’ an excellent album for extreme metal fans with a penchant for the avant-garde and bewildering. Good stuff. 

Rating: 82/100
Reviewed by: Roel de Haan
 

Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

May 2, 2017
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: May 1, 2017
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*Italian version of the review can be found here

I've lately found myself thinking about what could possibly be doing our dear Netra: since his last "Sørbyen" stroke me quite hard, I've been curious about how the project would have evolved. At last, after a five years long silence, "Ingrats" finally brings answers to my questions.

Let's start by saying that the «mélancolie urbaine» typical of the project's music is more than ever ...

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Review from Noizz Webzine

April 25, 2017
From: Noizz Webzine
Published: April 24, 2017

Los primeros pasos de este proyecto musical llamado NETRA fueron dados por las calles de Kemper (Francia) allá por el año 2003, publicando por aquella época un par de demos, hasta que el sello canadiense Hypnotic Dirge Records tomó cartas en el asuntó y sacó a la luz el álbum debut “Mélancolie Urbaine” en 2010. Un trabajo que tomaba su inspiración de los paisajes urbanos mostrando su lado más oscuro y decadente en una comb...

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Review from The Pit of the Damned

April 12, 2017
From: The Pit of the Damned
Published: April 10, 2017

Netra potrebbe essere il nome di un locale in cui trovare parecchie sale dove assaporare aromi esotici ed ascoltare musiche diverse. In "Gimme a Break" potrete immaginare ad esempio, di trovarvi nella lounge room del locale, con un tizio che suona il pianoforte ed un altro che abbraccia il contrabbasso, in una scena sicuramente tinta di bianco e nero. In quella sala, chi è più attento, potrà scorgere nascosta una scala che po...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade

April 8, 2017
From: Infernal Masquerade
Published: April 3, 2017 
One-man outfit Netra returns after five years to unleash the very unique “Ingrats”. Mixing Industrial/Trip-hop/jazzy elements with Black Metal, this release delivers nearly 40 minutes of exciting Avant-garde music. As with the previous Netra releases, this one will keep you at the edge of your seat always wondering what kind of surprises the songs have in store for the listener.

Opening with the mysteriously jazzy “Gimme a Br...

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Review from Ave Noctum

April 8, 2017
From: Ave Noctum 
Published: April 5, 2017 

One of the most innovative albums I have ever heard was Netra’s “Sørbyen” (2012), a bleak and atmospheric album with the unusual and effective inclusion of trip-hop. The urban street feel of that album features on the artwork of this one.

“Ingrats” is an oddball album. The short opening sequence sets the scene with its gloomy and jazzy tempo. The mood turns to violence with the harsh thrash black metal of “Everything’s Fine...

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Review from Le Mot Du Melomaniaque

March 30, 2017
From: Le Mot Du Melomaniaque
Published: March 29, 2017

Back in the 1990’s, when underground Metal was becoming a little bit more on the map we had to go to a record store, sometimes in a dark basement of a bad neighborhood to get our fix of DarkThrone, Mayhem, and Ildjarn. Now that Black Metal is as easy to get as a burger and fries at any corner many bands and one man bands have been pushing the limits of genre crossing with Folk, Shoegaze, etc.

French act Netra blends Black Meta...

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Review from Disfactory Webzine

March 28, 2017
From: Disfactory Zine
Published: March 28, 2017

Il monicker francese Netra riesce sempre a catturare la mia attenzione e ogni volta che vedo un qualcosa di nuovo non riesco a resistere e mi metto puntuale ad ascoltare. Nel suo piccolo ha imbastito, costruito una discografia di tutto rispetto, discografia che arriva oggi al terzo passo grazie a Ingrats, nuovo sfavillante e creativo lavoro su lunga distanza (accompagnato sempre dalla fedele Hypnotic Dirge Records).

La bellezza degli a...

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Review from Crown of Viserys

March 25, 2017
From: Crown of Viserys
Published: March 23, 2017

It’s been four and a half, five years since Netra released Sørbyen, seven years since Mélancolie Urbaine, and in some ways nothing has changed. Netra is still one man, playing a strange mixture of black metal, trip-hop, ambient, and a few other things. In some ways everything has changed.

Nothing ever felt forced with the first two albums, but on Ingrats everything feels like it belongs together even more. The songwriting has impr...

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Review from Han Sathanas

March 25, 2017
From: Han Sathanas
Published: March 20, 2017

Listening to this album for the first time is truly a rewarding experience. This may not be the first time that a black metal band injects electronic element into the music. Many have tried but failed miserably. Not to mention that the very idea of blending the two together is a lot less appealing to the purist crowd. Although this is not my first ever exposure to Netra, I can say that I am still pretty much surprised upon listening to I...

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 Released: March 9 2017
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Genre: Black Metal / Electronic

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