Review from ZWareMetalen

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Under: Album reviews
From: ZWareMetalen
Published: October 23, 2012
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*Google translation of Dutch review

 The quirky Frenchman Netra is back. This time with an album named after a district in Norway, his new home. The preference for concrete and urban areas in his music remains, just like predecessor Mélancolie Urbaine . Also remaining is completely alien character of the music. The mixture of depressive black with trip hop, breakbeat and even techno.

Although there is somewhat surprising is when they hear this album is the impact no less. Even more is broken with traditions that characterize the metal genre. Call this the Radiohead of black metal as you want. Although here and there blast beats, screams and metal riffs in it, this has little to do with it. The ambient triphop reigns but the whole feel of the music remained. Sometimes acoustic rippling with clean (talk) on vocals as opener A Dance With The Asphalt again extremely danceable techno depth and direction Strange Bliss at Dusk . But nowhere is the sadness away, as though to point out titles like Wish She Could Vanish and Kill For A Hug .

For the open-minded listener will be a world record, for others the largest dredging ever made. I myself go again for the first.

Rating: 89/100
Reviewed by: Wouter Kooy

In : Album reviews 

Tags: netra sørbyen sorbyen alternative experimental black metal steven lemoan stangala 

                       NETRA - SØRBYEN 

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