Sometimes I ask myself why some people still make and listen to Black Metal. I’m not a big Black Metal fan (I’m more into Thrash, Death, Doom and Heavy Metal and its subgenres). I consider contemporary Black Metal the most overrated Metal genre ever (don’t get me wrong, I love early SODOM, BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, MERCYFUL FATE, and so on). But, when you hear some stuff that catches your attention, you reconsider your deepest beliefs. That is what happened to me while listening to the latest VONÜLFSRËICH release. “Dusk Boreal” is Finland’s VONÜLFSRËICH newest offering and is composed of just one long track that reaches 21 minutes (!). The music here is cold, sometimes monotonous (in a good way), simple, sometimes slow, sometimes fast and strongly inspired by old school Norwegian monikers like DARKTHRONE, ULVER or KVIST, to name a few popular acts. I don’t want to give you a detailed “piece by piece” review approach. I guess 21 minutes is enough to think about the way that VONÜLFSRËICH build ‘Dusk Boreal’ to catch your attention immediately. No, I don’t want to tell you more about it, even if a review reason is this: tell you how it sounds or how close it is to what you are used to hearing stuff like this. No way! Shit, and this is just a single (!). Wait for their full-length if you love the bands above. Even better, go to https://shop.fallentemple.pl and get this release. Band info at: www.facebook.com/vonülfsrëich-764485383640064.
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