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segunda-feira, 17 de outubro de 2011

Clandestine Blaze

Here is an album i've been revisiting for the past weeks, Clandestine Blaze's "Falling Monuments". This album isn't groundbreaking and isn't suppose to open new roads at all, but i really like the sound of it.. the sound, the vibe. Mikko Aspa's voice is really great. In its own way, "Falling Monuments" is very old school and pure. Recording quality aside (and it sounds quite good), this is what many seminal black metal second wavers were aspiring to; direct and no frills songwriting, fatless songs that are pure emotional upheaval. The moods here never change and the pace is recalcitrant, hammered ‘till its very last second. With "Falling Monuments", Clandestine Blaze underlines the core of black metal as it has been interpreted by it. Utmost focus on the core elements of riffs, melody, song structures and lyrics. Leaving out everything that is unnecessary in a stripped down simplicity of sound, music with more distorted, lethal and fierce sound. For those who are not familiar to CB, Haxan recommends you to listen to it.. NOW!

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