Review from Tasty Black Metal Abominations

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 24, 2017 Under: English
From: Tasty Black Metal Abominations
Published: May 17, 2017

Oh my gosh, the grandmaster of trip hop black metal is back! From all strange black metal fusions I've heard, this project is by far the best. The all-rounder Steven Le Moan has a vision and the aptitude to effectuate it. The result is a gorgeous combination of many different styles. As a preliminary point I have to declare that you should be compatible with electronic music, otherwise you don't take delight in "Ingrats". What can we expect of so called "Urban black metal"?

A bag full of wonders: The short, jazzy, piano-centric intro ("Gimme a Break") puts you in the right mood for NETRA and transports something I would describe as "Film Noir" feeling. This runs through the whole album if you ask me, really addicting. NETRA would be a perfect composer for (such) movies. The second song is my favourite one, which is mainly because "Everything's fine" is the only track with harsh, frenetic screams. It's a shame! His black metal voice sounds desperate and bloodcurdling as fuck. I definitely hope that the next release features more traditional black metal vocals, they're killer. Also the blast beats and tremolo lead guitars do wonder. If there's one song you should check out, then go for this one.

"Don't keep me waiting" feels like an interlude and has a primitive, heavy, stomping rhythm to offer. It creates the impression that you're listening to a forceful working machine. Furthermore I have to mention the smooth saxophone, which kinda reminds me of BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE, well-done.
The last song ("Jusqu'au Boutiste") is a perfect finishing, it contains all strengths of NETRA, memorable melodies and a spacy synthesizer part that's stiring my blood. Phenomenal ending!

"You forgot the residual six songs!" Naaah, you have to discover them for your own. Silence is golden sometimes. However, they're very unique and stunning in their own way. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

In : English 

Tags: netra  netra black metal  netra new album  netra 2017  netra ingrats  black metal darkwave 

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