Review from Bleeding4Metal Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Bleeding4Metal
Published: December 29, 2013
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*Google translation of German review

Ekove Efrits is the project of Saman N, which makes here under the pseudonym Count of Efrits music since 2001. What makes this one-man-project is that it is in Iran, specifically in Tehran, is home. In four self-published demos and a split could look back to with "Suicidal Rebirth" 2008, the first and "Hypermnesia" 2010, the second long player saw the light of day, in between it still was a compilation. In 2011, the cooperation of the Canadian labels Hypnotic Dirge Records with Ekove Efrits, whose third full album "Conceptual Horizon" was then released in the same year began. In December 2013, the connection release "Nowhere" to which it is to go now followed. 

Well, as I describe now "Nowhere"? First of all: "Nowhere" is not a metal album, but a created from electronic / trip-hop and ambient, mostly quiet running and translated to inner moods sound work whose beauty is immediately apparent without even a single second maudlin or even kitschy to be. Ekove Efrits builds its sense of poetry quieter tones on slowly but more insistent. Long instrumental passages make you think more than once to film music, with Saman N excludes with a keen sense prolixity and boredom and at the right moment intensifies the drama. This happens, among other things, if he desist from his usually soft voice and with harsh voice ('One Truth, One Confession') conjures up something like black metal mood of the songs, while at the same time move away from downtempo. In the center ger├╝ckte piano sounds ('Belong To Nowhere') turn out to always be as successful artifices, as well as the guest vocals of Australian Megan Tassaker (Lycanthia, Avrigus), which makes a statement with softly-clear voice, as out tip is here infinitesimal 'highly recommended. According metallic scales I can "Nowhere" not evaluate, but I think it's a more than successful album for the thoughtful hours, the quieter moments of life. an ethereal sound poetry

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Tags: "ekove efrits" "nowhere" "persian black metal" "iranian black metal""atmospheric black metal" 


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