Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pyramids With Nadja - Pyramids With Nadja (Hydra Head, 2009)


Pyramids With Nadja - An Angel Was Heard To Cry Over The City Of Rome








You know Pyramids. You know Nadja. You know I'm a freak for both of them. I had stupidly high expectations for this collaboration. And this is the first time ever, EVER, that my expectations for a supposed-to-be-awesome collab have been met. IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME.

This is an album of epic beauty, a majestic world crumbling, a dark forest with floods rushing through, an avalanche charging down the mountainside. Crushingly magnificent ambient metal gaze noise.

Truthfully, this review was just an excuse to post the last song on Pyramids With Nadja, "An Angel Was Heard..." That song is fucking stunning. I can't believe how gorgeous it is. Listen to it and be convinced that the people who made this record are gods.

6 comments:

Meatbreak said...

great post, this is a seriously stunning album that deserves a masive audience.opidoids

Justin Snow said...

Thanks! Agreed 100%

justin paszul said...

oh man i didn't even know this existed! now i am very excited. thank you for opening my eyes, good sir.

Meatbreak said...

The second time the drums come in on this is jawdropping. The first time is perfectly weighted but the second lifts it that much further. 6 minutes into Another War is also incredible - all the more for being so unexpected.

Anonymous said...

damn its gotta suck for the new nadja when the old nadja from italy circa 1983 is essentially scarier & vastly superior to this newfangled incarnate. oh well

Justin Snow said...

Uh oh Anonymous, them's fightin words around here. I've never heard the Italian Nadja but the Candian Nadja is damn near flawless. Maybe I'll have to check 'em out and see if you're telling the truth.