Eis o que ando a ouvir nestas últimas semanas (entre outras coisas):
A Hawk And A Hacksaw “Délivrance” (2009, The Leaf Label)
Sleepy Sun “Embrace” (2009, ATP Records)
Amber Asylum “Bitter River” (2009, Profound Lore)
Shining “VI Klagopsalmer” (2009, Osmose Productions)
Hull “Sole Lord” (2009, The End Records)
Monolithic “Black Science” (2009, Roggbif Records)
Bergraven “Till Makabert Väsen” (2009, Hydra Head)
Valborg “Glorification Of Pain” (2009, Zeitgeister Music)
“Triptykon bassist Vanja Slajh and I went to see German group Valborg perform at the Gaswerk venue in Winterthur, Switzerland, last Saturday. Vanja has been friends with Valborg’s Christian Kolf for some time, and this is how I first became exposed to Valborg’s “Glorification Of Pain” album. I instantly felt an intimate connection to the music and became deeply drawn to the album’s density, darkness, and minimalism.
But the album’s impact pales completely in comparison to the dimension Valborg’s music attains onstage. To anyone receptive for such infestation, as I was, the rawness and nihilism emanating from the stage was fiercely addictive. It was almost as if witnessing a mixture of Bohren und der Club of Gore, early Black Sabbath, and Hellhammer. And yet Valborg are abundantly original and unique.
It is, not least, their commitment to simplicity and their refusal to become immersed in the usual music industry bullshit that makes me look forward to meeting them again.” Thomas Gabriel Fischer AKA Tom G. Warrior
Não tenho jeito para reviews nem pseudo-descrições (nem nunca tive nem nunca vou ter), ouçam por vocês. Eu gosto.