14:48 - !J.O.O.E.! I'm so used to the original now though, that I'm not sure the vinyl version will be enough for some people. Definitely clearer and punchier though, particularly regarding little details.
14:25 - Dima ooo defs gonna check that out. The original was unbearable for me
13:38 - !J.O.O.E.! Having heard most of this version now, it's a contender to knock Unlock The Shrine of its pedestal [link]
13:00 - Timmeh Indeed, I cannot possibly read the word 'Mayhem' without hearing the voice of Necrobutcher.
11:46 - !J.O.O.E.! Funnily enough some of the best tracks from that BTC comp are from the new entities, that have nothing else to their name [link] Probably Ramirez fucking about.
11:37 - Joe Zombie Still waiting for updates on Charlie Fell's new band...
08:34 - ScreamingSteelUS I've returned from tonight's show with a setlist from Mayhem, a pick from Watain's bassist, the new Mayhem and Rotting Christ, a Mayhem shirt, and vomit on my shoes from the guy next to me. Shook Necrobutcher's hand. Good show.
Something (probably the wine) about France seems to facilitate experimentation more regularly than the various something's about other countries. This album, an industrial-tinged instrumental black metal disc, suitingly for a French band, belongs on the list of French experimentalisms.
"Experimental" here doesn't mean that what these guys do isn't like what others before them have done, it just means that these guys avoid clichés and heard-it-a-thousand-times-before-isms like my old French uncle-in-law avoids toothbrushes and dentists (and American sports... guy's a prick). What they do sounds distinctly like their own music, not like a rehash of old Darkthrone, say, or Emperor, or Mayhem. A good thing for a modern black metal band for the most part.
This albums is better during the industrial black moments. It seems that Ambient sections are used just for the sake of having ambient sections, they are totally boring and soulless. On the other hand, drumming is very good, especially compared to the rest of album
I've know Spektr since they released their second album. I have to say this is a disappointment compared to Near Death Experience and even Mescalyne. I urge every one of you who didn't like this one to forget how average it is, and try Near Death Experience.