Rating:
8.5
Endezzma - Erotik Nekrosis
28 November 2012


01. Junkyard Oblivion
02. Enigma of the Sullen
03. Against Them All
04. Swansong of a Giant
05. Hollow
06. Krossing Rubikon
07. Soulcleansing


This album is a nice reminder that there's still enough room for freshness in myriads-style, derivative black metal. Trve and tired stuff this decidedly ain't.

The fact that some of these guys have been around for nearly two decades playing black metal (Endezzma is basically the reincarnation of a group called Dim Nagel) is clear from the beginning. While there is the stereotypical wall of buzzing blackness at the core here, there are so many layers and textures to this thing that every time you throw a track on you'll end up picking up on different, new things.

Which is a vaguer way of saying it's deep shit, really. It isn't spin-once, get hooked around for a bit then never come back kind of stuff (see Ragnarok et al.), you'll want to come back for more.

Luckily for impatient listeners like me then, there's also enough of a riff-first quality to make it penetrable upon first listen. It sounds a bit like what would happen if Watain found a theremin and a synth in an industrial freezer with a cool echo. It's straight-forward, buzz-and-stab black metal mostly, just with a quirked backbone that demands repeated inspections.

Excluding the "singing" at the end of "Hollow," and the lame radio-transmission/incantation thing at the very beginning, there aren't many toe-stubs noticeable on this; it flows in its evil kind of way from beginning to end.


 



Written on 15.11.2012 by
wormdrink414
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Kuroboshi - 15.11.2012 at 13:58  
Lately, I've been really into black metal, and this seems intriguing. Thanks for the tip, and good review.
Mr. Doctor - 15.11.2012 at 16:32  
Theremins are the shit.

Gonna check this one out, seems nice.
Otravia - 16.11.2012 at 01:00  
It's good stuff. I for one also like the fact that it's not the kind of album you just listen to once and then you place it in your CD rack, it leaves you with a taste for more...it builds up in a nice, touching, disgusting and disturbing manner at the same time if you know what i mean he he...
Nice review, on the dot. Thank you.
Hail Trondr Nefas who composed a lot of this music and connoisseurs shall hear it at once on the incredible riffing. Gone, but never forgotten.
Grody2themax - 20.11.2012 at 07:49  
Listening to a song on youtube right now. Its some pretty moody/obscure sounding stuff. Its pretty good.

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