Review from Desolation Infinite Blogspot

February 23, 2014
From: Desolation Infinite Blogspot
Published: February 21, 2014

Nowhere is the 4th full length album of the Iranian one man atmospheric band Ekove Efritz, a project of solo musician Saman N.  While I am not conversant with any of his works, I am quickly getting acquainted with his grand talent of musical creations.  I now stand curious as I am reluctant into diverging my ears into his earlier works with the his music after listening to this cinematic piece of artful music.  Ekove Efritz is sure to gain more fans with this release if the band hasn't before.  

Saman brings to the listener 10 tracks of somber, beautiful, yet experimental tracks of dark and atmospheric music. His writings are sure to entrance your soul in some kind of sensation.  Whether you are accustomed to the more somber, angelic moments or if you prefer the more harsh side of music, it will stick to you.  The blend of both somber and harsh parts are nice mix of blood and water. It has got something for everyone into this atmospheric music.  Added bonuses include ethereal female vocals of Megan Tassaker of Lycanthia of whom I adore as well.  Pure angelic bliss! Listen to At the Gates of Oblivion and you will know what I am talking about.  Purely radiant in an angelic fashion! Also included are the experimental trip hop elements ala Ulver as well as other haunting atmospheric sounds.  At times even the clean vox brings reminiscence of Ulver as well.  The guitars are surely not lacking in melody either when present.  They do play there role in a distorted fashion but I believe the clean guitar strums are more superior on this album.  Hard to believe at times this was all created by the imagination of one mind.   

In conclusion a stellar album created by the dark and twisted mind is what we have here.  The music is pretty much flawless in my opinion and I am sure it will be to others as well.  Listen with an open mind and fully gasp this beauty of an album.  It has its mesmerizing moments, its bleak moments, as well as its harsh moments, sometimes more bleak than harsh and but that is something someone can get atoned to while listening.  All in all, great album.  There are no other words to say but to definitely check out this band and album.  Ekove Efritz is sure to make some new fans with the release of Nowhere.  It was a great listen.

Rating: 9/10
Reviewed by: Freddy Garcia

Review from The Pit of the Damned

February 19, 2014
From: The Pit of the Damned Webzine
Published: February 18, 2014
*Google translation of Italian review

Ben found dear Count De Efrit , talented Iranian musician , who has always offered an intimate form of music , so if you allow me , I would abandon definitively the nickname of black metal. With this new ' Nowhere ' , your fourth full length album , pursue your work of searching for a unique sound and dreamlike , which goes along the lines of the previous ' Conceptual Horizon ' , b...

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Review from Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2

February 17, 2014
From: Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2
Published: March 2014

"Nowhere" is the new full-length of this strange one-man-band from Teheran, Iran. This album offers ten songs packed into 52 minutes that are hard to compare with any other bands. An interesting combination of quiet melodies with strong drums and bass guitar over which are entwined depressive male vocals and angelic female vocals which were sung by Megan Tassaker (Avrigus, Lycanthia). On the album you can hear a lot ...

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Review from Metal Curse Webzine

February 6, 2014
From: Metal Curse Webzine
Published: February 3, 2014

Ekove Efrits hails from Tehran, Iran, and is the primary band of Count De Efrit, who is also the sole member of Silent Path. The difference between the two is that Silent Path is more depressive and droning, where Ekove Efrits is far more experimental. I’m tempted to call the band’s style Post-Black Metal, but I don’t know if that would fit, either. This is some weird shit. You can tell the influence of bands like Burzum a...

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Review from Sic Maggot Webzine

February 4, 2014
From: Sic Maggot Webzine
Published: February 3, 2013
*Google translation of Czech review

Today, the review will look back on one very pleasant surprise with which you at the very end of the article recommend that you immediately went to get it, because it's just worth it ... but I probably should not say this early, huh?

Let's start again and slowly but fairly simple question. How much do you know metal bands from Iran? I have no doubt that among you will find connoisseurs who tell m...

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Review from Lords of Metal Webzine

February 1, 2014
From: Lords of Metal Webzine
Published: February 1, 2014

So here we have the third full-length by the Iranian one-man band Ekove Efrits called Nowhere. Predecessor Conceptual Horizon took me completely by surprise with its utterly original mash-up of ambient, doom, black metal trip-hop and more and left me almost without words to describe it. So what to expect from Nowhere? Once again a lot of styles are employed, ambient, almost gothic female vocals, minimalist piano, flurries of ...

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Review from Alternativ Musik Webzine

January 31, 2014
From: Alternativ Musik Webzine
Published: January 30, 2014
*Google translation of German review

Ekove Efrits is a one-man project that is unique in its own way. Not only that, Saman N. - Or also known as Count of Efrits - comes from Iran, where metal is not exactly welcome. He also creates his own really sounding music universe in the post-Black Metal. While you might think when listening repeatedly to Ulver, but only because they give also do not bother to adhere to genre conventio...

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Review from ZWare Metalen

January 25, 2014
From: ZWare Metalen
Published: January 24, 2014
*Google translation of Dutch review

I've always been a fan of the work of the Iranian Count The Efrit. The previous installments of this man were invariably a thick eight offered. In his latest work he seeks re-bounds and he combines with atmospheric black metal and doom metal loungy chillbient. This time gets goth singer Megan Tassaker assigned a major role, they often fill with her angelic vocals.

The contribution of Megan is positive...

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Review from Metal Soundscapes Webzine

January 25, 2014
From: Metal Soundscapes Webzine
Published: January 23, 2014

Saman N and his atmospheric experimental black metal project Ekove Efrits is back with his newest masterpiece, the fourth full-length album “Nowhere“. This Iranian one man band from Tehran was formed back in 2001 and its first works were rooted in depressive black metal. The band has experimented a lot since its creation, something obvious in their debut album “Suicidal Rebirth” from 2008. The electronic / classica...

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Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

January 25, 2014
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: January 23, 2014

Ekove Efrits along with Silent Path are projects conceived by Iranian ‘Count De Efrit,’ or Saman N. I am not entirely sure if he operates from within Iran and if he does I am sure a certain amount of ambiguity is necessary especially as the strangely entitled Ekove Efrits essentially started out as a black metal project. Whilst some trappings of this style are at times incorporated on fourth full length Nowhere, musically thi...

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