Saturday, December 20, 2008
Nekrasov - Today The Sun A Golden Illusion
What's that you say? You want more black metal? No problem. Consider it done Here's some bleak nastiness from Australia.
Nekrasov make my favorite kind of black metal. They make the kind of BM that actually got me liking BM in the first place. The first thing I look for in BM is a true wall of guitars that gives no hint of actual strumming. I want guitars so fucking thick that it just makes a solid sheet of drone, only wavering when the chord changes. And The Form Of Thought From Beast has that in spades.
There are some amazing songs on Form Of Thought that range from full blast shredding to doomy ambience. It's the best. There's one song, "Dreams Of Swallowing, Black Space Expansion" that honestly sounds just like a thunderstorm-destruct-athon with a mad wizard standing on the edge of a cliff spewing ancient spells trying to conjure some ocean beast.
And then there's the 20 minute title track, which should be the music played in the scene from The Neverending Story where Atreyu is trudging through The Swamps Of Sadness after his horse Artax died. But, as we all know, that's a kids movie and BM has no place in shit like that. Maybe someday I'll remake The Neverending Story and make it a hundred times better (Impossible, I know. Just let me fucking dream a bit, huh?)
The Form Of Thought From Beast is so so so easily one of the best BM records of the year. It goes from fucking brutal metal punishment to nightmare dronescapes and back again. I shit you not, it does not get much better than this. Self released, super limited, bad ass packaging, and probably wicked sold out (just a guess).