Well, I guess that every old true-blue fan of Black Metal should associate at least the name. They started their existence in 1991. Honestly I never was very big lover of mentioned above sub-genre of Metal and I do it, tittles of some releases sounds familiarly. I don’t know creativity of Norwegians very well, but in some moment of their career guys (since the beginning there play two the same musicians – one of them is Alexander Nordgaren who between 2007 an 2008 played gigs with living legend – MAYHEM) decided to turn their music into much more experimental areas. The newest proof of these experiments is just reviewing EP.
And I need to tell this loudly on the beginning: if you’re not open-minded than you should avoid these two songs the same like devil avoids holy water! You’ll don’t find here anything for you and listening of this stuff will end with huge disappointment and even more possible – irritation. So in this case reading of following review is total nonsense. We haven’t on “Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae” some total disharmony which’s impossible to listen to for everyone in its right mind. I’d even risk using word “contrary” here. It doesn’t sound as you expect, that’s for sure. I can hear some links between what guys serve us and Acid Jazz. They’re quite far and subtle, by the way. In general I can also find connections with other styles of music here. Synthesizer plays in background, but in the same time they play very important role – especially in “Carnal Nations”. In this song they play almost whole the time the same, rather easy, melody what can be annoying for some listeners. Well, first song has chaotic parts instead. However, guitar, bass and drums are the most important here. And all of them play variably. It’s the best hearable in case of Svein Egil’s (Hatlevik) beating. He uses a lot of cymbals, sometimes only them. And there’s no vocals here at all.
Generally music is in rather slow tempo what doesn’t mean that we can’t hear faster parts! Whole sounds surrealistic and a little futuristic in my opinion. That’s why I recommend you this stuff only if you’re brave enough to listen to something different than you’re mostly listening to. For many people it’ll not be Metal at all what happens here. Well, I have also doubts if word “Metal” should be used too describing this music.
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