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Monday, December 10, 2012

Nagaarum - "Oort"

Over the last year or so I've really noticed a lot of black metal and related sounds coming out of the peculiar land known as Hungary. It seems, at least from a distance, like an unlikely place for a thriving black metal scene. Nevertheless, there is quite a bit of it going on. Additionally, the black metal scene in Hungary seems to be largely dominated by artists working with their interpretation of the blueprint for this sound, often coloring well outside the lines and liberally cross pollinating black metal with other genres and sounds - often more experimental things.

Nagaarum is one such band from Hungary. Psychedelic and doom laden black metal, a one man outfit it seems, Nagaarum crafts a pretty complex and in depth imagining of the black metal sound. Sticking its fingers in sort of gothic and post rock pies at times, there is a lot of genuine musicality going on here while keeping true to the finer points of black metal. I guess you could call it a sort of psychedelic post space black metal, if you wanted to. There's a lot of progression and ebb & flow through out the album, and the songs on their own. A whole listening experience, "Oort" is definitely an album that will either speak to you very directly and intimately or leave you scratching your chin wondering what the hell you just heard.

Oldschool style website that's still cool to experience, go cop this one from the "releases" page.

Nagaarum - "Oort"


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