Rating:
8.0
Sammath Naur - Self-Proclaimed Existence
2005


01. Intro
02. Organic Ego System
03. Three-Coloured Rhapsody Of Dead Time
04. Landscape Of Liquid Colours
05. VI/XII Nuctemeron
06. All-Seeing Eye
07. Grand Space Opera
08. A Hand Across The Galaxy
09. Self-Proclaimed Existence
10. Thy Reverie
11. Noble Prophets


Nowadays it's not easy to find original bands but I think that we have a winner here. Sammath Naur comes from Poland and even if their first album, released in 2005, has not make a lot of noise, the re-edition by Metal Mind will probably give a second chances to the combo to become a bit more famous. If you're into original Metal I think that you should have a look on this album as soon as possible.

The music of Sammath Naur goes in a lot of different directions. The band plays some kind of Death Metal mixed with Black Metal sonorities. On a side we're not so far away of Behemoth but the music of Sammath Naur is a lot more experimental and avant-gardist. On a song you can have blasting double drums and aggressive riffs with strong Death vocals and some minutes later something a bit softer with complex melodies and experimental sonorities. The music of Sammath Naur is a bit elitist maybe and definitely Progressive but it's good to have sometime some extreme bands that choose to release Prog stuff. I really like a song like "Self-Proclaimed Existence" which is super violent at its beginning and become acoustic at its end. I cannot compare Sammath Naur to Opeth because the Polish band sounds a lot more modern and electronic than the Swedish masters (which is a lot more influenced by the 70's) but they both have this really cool jazzy influences and like Opeth, Sammath Naur is in the category of this Death Metal bands which try to add Progressive influences to their music, that's classy.

"Self-Proclaimed Existence" is not an album for everybody. I'm quite sure that not open minded people will not like it but if you like original music and Progressive extreme Metal I know that you'll love the album. The sound is perfect and it's easy to feel the differences between the violent and calm part and at least we can hear all the instruments (which are extremely technical). Too bad that the cover, in my opinion doesn't really represent the music of the band, it should be something a bit more conceptual and crazy and it could be perfect.

"Self-Proclaimed Existence" is a revelation for me! I don't know what the guys are doing now but this album was released in 2005 and I hope that they will come back soon with a new release. Let's hope that they won't change anything their music just rocks that way! Don't miss this release if you want some good original extreme avant-gardist Metal!

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 8


Band profile: Sammath Naur
Album: Self-Proclaimed Existence


 


written by Jeff | 31.07.2008



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BestMetalstormer - 31.07.2008 at 19:26  
Exellent epic and melodic band. . But IMO their 2008 stuff is better but this one anyway is not bad.
Bhavok - 01.08.2008 at 03:35  
this band is fucking awesome!!
Lolek - 01.08.2008 at 11:49  
http://www.myspace.com/sammathnaur - three new songs from upcoming EP.
Dane Train - 01.08.2008 at 16:17  
I will be checking their stuff out as soon as I can. Sounds like something I would really get into.
EquilibriuMTR - 01.08.2008 at 19:28  
If it's anything like Diabolical Masquerade or Vintersorg, it's worth listening.
Ragana - 02.08.2008 at 01:29  
I think I'll get to know this band better. Thanks for the review!
Destructo - 05.02.2011 at 13:51  
Thank for the review.....will check this one out soon.
tuerda - 31.10.2011 at 04:55  
This was pretty good!

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