|Munla / Harvest|
|Add Date:||2004-05-31||Pull Date:||2004-08-02||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||Jul 18||Jun 20||Jun 13||Jun 6|
|1.||Jul 15, 2004:||Les Chevaux De Frise |
|4.||Jun 02, 2004:||Brownian Motion |
|2.||Jun 13, 2004:||rust belt |
|5.||Jun 02, 2004:||press and release |
|3.||Jun 09, 2004:||Brownian Motion |
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
This is three kids from Redwood City (who on their website appear to be still in their teens). The name means something in Hawai’ian but their website is down when I again.
These 4 tracks show a lot of talent & some interesting mixes of ultra-low & murky death metal (think Incantation, Mortician minus the sampling) a hint of black metal, grind and some doom parts and hints at black metal & grind (mostly in track #1, though).
Overall, they’re a little confusing as they play really awesome doom parts as well as odd (but not annoying) tech-metal parts. For a first effort, the band sounds pretty tight & the quality of the production is solid but not polished (but your humble reviewer still listens to speed metal demos from 1984).
(((1))) Starts off all ambient then leads into a slow, industrial-laden, Godflesh-meets Hellchild thing leading to rhytmic death metal with some pretty solid riffing. Mostly mid-paced death metal
((2)) Thudding & straight-ahead fast, slow & doomy death metal. Something (and a little jazzy noodling 1:46-to the end)
((((3)))) Sounds like Hellchild flirting with Crytopsy and Godflesh. Weird as fuck vocals but the odd tones & crazy time-changes make it worthwhile. Killer Sleep/Corrupted styled über-doom ending, too.
(((4))) THICK sounding doom/death with more twisted vocals. Lots of thudding & a bit of groove. Sounds like Corrupted mixed with Incantation? Lots of odd but interesting experimentation going here.
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