Reviews: MI Metal Shows & Albums
Here’s Our Opinion.
A rich sonic palette paints a deep experiential listen, full of strife and anguish. Though incredibly beautiful, NGR is also stunningly dark, and subtly horrifying.
The album is sometimes spastic, and rarely sits still long, even in the slower parts. And yet it all flows so well together.
I’m in awe of this album. It has grabbed me viscerally and thoroughly.
There is vibrant energy and a sense of immediacy to these tracks, probably due to the purpose of the composition.
Dynamic pacing, well thought out composition, a strong vocal performance, and earworm riffing all contribute to making this an album well worth hearing.
Through a kaleidoscopic filter of electronic doom and mayhem, he explores the dark side of life.
In Transmission is perhaps the most immediate album I’ve heard all year. I feel like I’m front row at a show and only years spent developing self control have saved my couch from being turned into kindling in a living room mosh session.
Only thirty-six minutes long, you still feel spent when the last note fades, such is the might of this album.
The reality is that it draws you into a trance with it’s droning rhythms, building tension and beauty slowly, Ghafur revealing more of this monster with each bile filled invective.
So what’s the verdict? Simply put, while it languishes a bit in some places (mostly the latter half of track 3 and track 4), Pelgrimsoord seems to take the sound of Bedenhuis and capitalize on it by inserting a handful of really cool extras.
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