Browsing Archive: March, 2017

Review from Le Mot Du Melomaniaque

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 30, 2017, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : Italian 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 25, 2017, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 25, 2017, In : English 
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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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 18, 2017, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: March 18, 2017

The perfect soundtrack for late-night walks in the city, combining several different music genres into a coherent stream of melancholy, might be right in front of your eyes thanks to this exquisite Urban Black Metal one-man project.
Conveying images of a grey, boring and anxiogenic city life, Urban Black Metal one-man project netra is back with its third full-length album, titled Ingrats (which is French for “ungrateful”), th...

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Review from Heavy Blog is Heavy

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 16, 2017, In : English 
From: Heavy Blog is Heavy
Published: March 14, 2017

From Ingrats’ opening jazzy piano and drum duo on “Gimme a break,” it’s apparent that one-man experimental black metal project netra is taking on the genre from a more sophisticated headspace than the torch-bearing, forest-wandering forefathers of the genre. It’s easy to connect the dots to more progressive-leaning artists like Ulver or Altar of Plagues, and to a lesser degree, Norway’s Shining, but those comparisons f...

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Review from Sic Maggot - Second view

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, March 12, 2017, In : Czech 
From: Sic Maggot Webzine
Pubished: March 11, 2017

Druhý pohled (Zajus):

Existuje jen málo umělců, jejichž oznámení nového počinu by mě dokázalo zvednou ze židle, ale po zjištění, že Netra plánuje nástupce „Sørbyen“ jsem radostí doslova vyskočil. Tenhle chlapík se objevil zničehonic a přinesl s sebou zcela unikátní styl na desce, která se místy (a nepřeháním) blížilo dokonalosti. Netra jednoduše dosud neudělal krok vedle a od „Ingrats“ jsem ...

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Review from Sic Maggot

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, March 12, 2017, In : Czech 
From: Sic Maggot Webzine
Pubished: March 11, 2017

Jen stěží lze tuhle recenzi začít jinak než vzpomínkou na „Sørbyen“. Když se mi album dostalo do ruky, byla pro mě Netra ještě neznámým projektem, ale to se záhy změnilo. V nahrávce, od níž jsem nic zvláštního nečekal, jsem našel perlu, která bez váhání míchala špinavý black metal, trip-hop, darkwave a náznaky jazzu do unikátního celku s omamnou atmosférou a obrovským skladatelským levelem. T...

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Review from The Biola University Chimes

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 9, 2017, In : English 
From: The Biola University Chimes
Published: February 27, 2017 

Norway’s Netra captures the monotonous dreariness of city life, giving a completely new twist on multiple genres. Favoring interesting arrangements over riding on the novelty of its approach makes “Ingrates” the project’s most consistent record to date.


Consisting of French musician Steven Le Moan, Netra uses depressive black metal as a springboard into various shades of dark ambient, darkwav...

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Review from Metal Trenches

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 9, 2017, In : English 
From: Metal Trenches
Published: March 6, 2017 

What I Like: I almost passed this one over originally, as I was not a fan of the band's opening single "Everything's Fine."  This was a lesson in not being too hasty, because this track does little to indicate what to expect from Ingrats as a whole.  While this opener provides a relatively traditional approach to noisy, atmospheric black metal; the majority of these tracks tread much more heavily into the industrial and drone genres.  ...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric 
Published: February 28, 2017

Add to the classification scheme that of “urban black metal.” The French one man black metal project netra has been engaging in this category for two previous full-length albums, and Ingrats marks the third collaboration with the eccentric label Hypnotic Dirge (seemingly a perfect fit for this act). While in describing netra’s sound, the kitchen sink analogy works but what’s stranger is how well it all sits together in the f...

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 Released: March 9 2017
500 Copies
Genre: Black Metal / Electronic