Sunday, February 5, 2012

Negura Bunget - "Poarta De Dincolo" CDEP

With their last blast of visionary black metal excellence, veteran Romanian group Negura Bunget proved they were a force to be reckoned with on the international level. Now, with this new 4-song EP, they've further gravitated away from their roots.

Embracing classical, soundtrack, and symphonic inspirations, the band retains some ties to their old styles, but now these are gene-spliced into grandiose and epic movements, still bleak and depressive, but with an added air of refinement among the doom. Ambient passages, dulcimers, panpipes, and xylophone accent the often oppressive atmospheres and the periodic onslaughts of guitar/drum aggression. Impressive! (Code666)

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