Review from Midwinter Fires 'Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 25, 2012 Under: Album reviews
From: Midwinter Fires 'Zine
Published: November 25, 2012
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A call for you, open-minded people out there: here we have something you can really appreciate. “Sørbyen” by Netra is another “peculiar” release from the inspired Hypnotic Dirge Records, a label that goes on with excellent music. Netra is a strange entity, but it bears, in my opinion, the seed to become a big thing. A strange entity, I said…well, is a project with several influences, from jazz and trip hop to black metal you can say, something experimental of course, everything managed with a huge talent I must say. Every song bears something special, every single episode gives you a different emotion and feeling, and once started you cannot stop the journey. It seems that the opener “A dance with the asphalt” wants to immediately explain the Netra’s universe to the listener, it’s seems that it wants to recollect all the influences to be presented to the listener, but you’re wrong, that universe is profound, rich, and extremely variable, unstable  So you have to go on, let the coils wrap yourself, going down towards the unforeseeable. So you’ll go through different worlds, across the intoxicated atmosphere of “Crawling”, the gray coloured horizon of “Sørbyen“ and “Kill for a hug” and so on…an album for open-minded and curious people, but I feel to say to everyone: believe me, taste it, you won’t be sorry for it!

Rating: 9/10
Reviewed by: Emiliano 

In : Album reviews 

Tags: netra sørbyen sorbyen alternative experimental black metal trip-hop melancolie urbaine 

                       NETRA - SØRBYEN 

Released: September 29, 2012
1000 Copies
Alternative Black Metal/Trip-hop