Friday, 6 January 2012

Aethyr - Nihil Grail EP (2011)

Band request from Moscow, Russia.

Another BM band sending me stuff to review. I still
know next to nothing about this genre but will do my
best. This is not the corpse painted vomiting of the BM
mainstays (if it were, I would politely decline to review)
but has many elements of drone, dark ambient,
atmospheric passages which die-hards may sneer at -
but fear not, the sound is still de-tuned, distorted guitars
and crushing drum elements with the bass sounding like
a bulldozer digging out your frontal lobes.

There are only two tracks but as each one is almost 9
minutes long, it gives the songs plenty of time to build
up to menacing climaxes - I would of liked maybe another
track to really get my teeth into though.

If your tastes stretch to Wolves In the Throne Room or
The Atlas Moth, give this a Listen.

Download for free + some other releases at Bandcamp


  1. To be honest man Burzum and Immortal are quite dissimilar within the realm of BM. I know I'm nitpicking haha and apologise for that, but I'm totally Alan Partridge when it comes to music.

    "Stop getting Bond wrong!"

  2. You have quite rightly pulled me up for that. Having heard very extreme stuff before, and not liked it, i was trying to point out the difference in style but having no knowledge of genre, have failed badly. I feel as foolish as some one who wore white trousers and allowed the pictures to go on facebook. this will probably be last bm i shall review. will you be able to listen to first track on the bandcamp link to see how out my review is?

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