Hjarnidaudi - Pain:Noise:March


7.9 | 17 votes |
Release date: January 2006
Style: Drone doom metal

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01. Pain
02. Noise
03. March

Line-up
Vidar Ermesjø - all instruments

Staff review by
Lucas
Rating:
9.6
Boundaries are there to cross. Especially in music. If they wouldn't be crossed all the time, you all wouldn't be reading this review, and that would be a damn shame, wouldn't it? Nowadays, one of the most extreme music is played in the realm of Doom Metal. Combining the slow, agonizing Doom with the inner annihilation of Drone, these bands have created a genre that it is definitely not for the weak.

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published 20.01.2008 | Comments (6)

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07.02.2013 - 00:18
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
This along with White2 by Sunn O))) are the best drone albums ever.
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07.02.2013 - 01:04
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Alex F on 07.02.2013 at 00:18
This along with White2 by Sunn O))) are the best drone albums ever.


Hell yeah... The heat of this album is almost unbearable. Listening to this in a hot day of summer is quite brutal.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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07.02.2013 - 12:09
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It's a very good album but I've never really found it that spectacular to be honest.
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07.02.2013 - 17:06
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 07.02.2013 at 12:09

It's a very good album but I've never really found it that spectacular to be honest.

I just find it so well put together. The guitar tone and layering makes this an absolutely crushing release.
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07.02.2013 - 17:22
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Alex F on 07.02.2013 at 17:06
I just find it so well put together. The guitar tone and layering makes this an absolutely crushing release.

Yeah... it's the layering and the tone of the guitar that really makes this baby stand out. It sounds unnaturally hot.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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13.05.2013 - 12:10
Rating: 9
mz
March has to have one of the best build ups ever
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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16.08.2014 - 00:33
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Listened to this 3 times already and I have to say I think it's pretty damn boring. The intro alone is 10 minutes or so and is totally monotonous. Annoyingly so, I'd say. Barely any variety to be found here. When a short album like this feels long you know it's not clicking.

For the record, I have to say this stuff is indeed pretty damn crushing. Btw, going to give this 1 or 2 spins more (at most) to see whether my opinion changes or not.
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16.08.2014 - 00:41
Rating: 9
mz
Written by Erik M. on 16.08.2014 at 00:33

The intro alone is 10 minutes or so and is totally monotonous. Annoyingly so, I'd say. Barely any variety to be found here.


Given the fact that this is a drone doom metal record, being monotonous and lacking variety can be good points, which indeed are in the case of this record.
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16.08.2014 - 01:29
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Written by mz on 16.08.2014 at 00:41

Given the fact that this is a drone doom metal record, being monotonous and lacking variety can be good points, which indeed are in the case of this record.


Well, I like some monotonous albums (Brown Jenkins - Death Obsession comes to mind, which I enjoy immensely), but generally not that much. Same is true for the lack of variety. Both of those things I consider to be negative aspects for sure. Drone probably isn't my thing.
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16.08.2014 - 22:30
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Erik M. on 16.08.2014 at 00:33

Listened to this 3 times already and I have to say I think it's pretty damn boring. The intro alone is 10 minutes or so and is totally monotonous. Annoyingly so, I'd say. Barely any variety to be found here. When a short album like this feels long you know it's not clicking.

For the record, I have to say this stuff is indeed pretty damn crushing. Btw, going to give this 1 or 2 spins more (at most) to see whether my opinion changes or not.

Yeah I wouldn't really expect you to like it, but nice of you to give it a try. Easily one of the best drone records out there for me. Absurdly crushing and emotionally destructive.
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16.08.2014 - 22:52
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Erik M. on 16.08.2014 at 01:29
Drone probably isn't my thing.

I haven't listened to this album, but seeing someone who doesn't like drone giving it a six is quite a good sign. Now, I am not an expert in the genre at all, but from the little I know, I would definitely advise you to go straight to this if you haven't already. It's the best I've listened to that could be called similar to this - from what I can gather in the comments.
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22.08.2014 - 00:15
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Written by Ilham on 16.08.2014 at 22:52

I haven't listened to this album, but seeing someone who doesn't like drone giving it a six is quite a good sign. Now, I am not an expert in the genre at all, but from the little I know, I would definitely advise you to go straight to this if you haven't already. It's the best I've listened to that could be called similar to this - from what I can gather in the comments.


Yeah, I can't say that this is bad, but to me it's boring. Might go down to a 5 though, not sure. Lower than that is unlikely since it's just not my cup of tea and in that case a 5 is definitely a low enough score. When something is truly bad (which this isn't, judging by people who are into drone who love this), like Lulu for example, I can hand out very low scores, but almost never do I rate something lower than a 5.

About Weighing Souls With Sand: I checked it out last year or so and didn't like it at all. Way too much noise (drone) for me to enjoy. Again, drone just isn't for me. Maybe I'll like it some day, but not right now.
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04.02.2015 - 23:19
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Erik M. on 16.08.2014 at 00:33

The intro alone is 10 minutes or so and is totally monotonous.

Do you even drone, bro?
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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04.02.2015 - 23:20
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2015 at 23:19

Do you even drone, bro?


I clearly do not.
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04.02.2015 - 23:25
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Erik M. on 04.02.2015 at 23:20

I clearly do not.

I've noticed, just ball busting. I second Ilham's rec of The Angelic Process though, seems like it'd be something more up your ally. Nadja as well, possibly.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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04.02.2015 - 23:29
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2015 at 23:25

I've noticed, just ball busting. I second Ilham's rec of The Angelic Process though, seems like it'd be something more up your ally. Nadja as well, possibly.


I checked out one Nadja album and also didn't like it, sorry. However, that doesn't mean I won't like the other albums either. Drone might be a subgenre that I eventually will like, but at the moment I'm not eager to explore it.
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04.02.2015 - 23:31
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Erik M. on 04.02.2015 at 23:29

Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2015 at 23:25

I've noticed, just ball busting. I second Ilham's rec of The Angelic Process though, seems like it'd be something more up your ally. Nadja as well, possibly.


I checked out one Nadja album and also didn't like it, sorry. However, that doesn't mean I won't like the other albums either. Drone might be a subgenre that I eventually will like, but at the moment I'm not eager to explore it.

The Angelic Process is much more accessible than most drone though (for me at least)
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04.02.2015 - 23:36
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Zaph on 04.02.2015 at 23:31
The Angelic Process is much more accessible than most drone though (for me at least)

It is some of the more accessible around, same with Nadja. What I appreciate about those bands is that even though they are accessible, they are still one of the best of the genre. .P
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.02.2015 - 23:43
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.02.2015 at 23:36

Written by Zaph on 04.02.2015 at 23:31
The Angelic Process is much more accessible than most drone though (for me at least)

It is some of the more accessible around, same with Nadja. What I appreciate about those bands is that even though they are accessible, they are still one of the best of the genre. .P



Nadja is totally hit or miss. They have some great stuff but also loads and loads of totally average and crappy stuff. They real;ly are a band that can't kill their darlings. They want to release everything the come up with.
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.02.2015 - 23:43
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.02.2015 at 23:36

Written by Zaph on 04.02.2015 at 23:31
The Angelic Process is much more accessible than most drone though (for me at least)

It is some of the more accessible around, same with Nadja. What I appreciate about those bands is that even though they are accessible, they are still one of the best of the genre. .P



Nadja is totally hit or miss. They have some great stuff but also loads and loads of totally average and crappy stuff. They real;ly are a band that can't kill their darlings. They want to release everything the come up with.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.02.2015 - 23:45
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.02.2015 at 23:43

Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.02.2015 at 23:36

Written by Zaph on 04.02.2015 at 23:31
The Angelic Process is much more accessible than most drone though (for me at least)

It is some of the more accessible around, same with Nadja. What I appreciate about those bands is that even though they are accessible, they are still one of the best of the genre. .P



Nadja is totally hit or miss. They have some great stuff but also loads and loads of totally average and crappy stuff. They real;ly are a band that can't kill their darlings. They want to release everything the come up with.


I haven't heard all the works of Nadja (obviously xD) but the older stuff is pretty neat and their recent albums aren't too shabby, specially if they colaborate with someone.
PS: Double post.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.02.2015 - 23:51
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Zaph on 04.02.2015 at 23:31

The Angelic Process is much more accessible than most drone though (for me at least)

It is, that's why it's one of the first bands I typically suggest to people who are put off by the more uncompromising end of the drone spectrum.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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04.02.2015 - 23:56
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2015 at 23:51

It is, that's why it's one of the first bands I typically suggest to people who are put off by the more uncompromising end of the drone spectrum.

I can see why. My first experience with drone was Sunn O))) and that didn't click very well. (funnily enough it was suggested to me by my high school German teacher based on the fact that I listened to Mastodon... what a connection)
Actually, I should try Sunn O))) again. I think I last tried them like 2 years ago.
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05.02.2015 - 00:06
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Zaph on 04.02.2015 at 23:56

I can see why. My first experience with drone was Sunn O))) and that didn't click very well. (funnily enough it was suggested to me by my high school German teacher based on the fact that I listened to Mastodon... what a connection)
Actually, I should try Sunn O))) again. I think I last tried them like 2 years ago.

Sunn O))) is definitely a peculiar creature, but strangely enough I'd actually say that they've become (slightly) more accessible over their career. The early stuff like The Grimrobe Demos and Flight Of The Behemoth would probably attract a very, very small audience, but more recent ones like Black One and Monoliths & Dimensions blend in a considerable amount of non-drone influences in the mix that might make them a bit more enjoyable for non-fans of the genre.

And big at linking Mastodon to Sunn O)))
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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