Full Length, Enemies List Home Recordings
Genre: Noise/Industrial/Black Metal
Don't know about my fellow posters here but I've been a little busy with presentation preparations, papers, readings, and now Battlefield 3 so apologies for the lack of activity. Have another bizarre release from the weirdos at ELHR.
"Nahvalr is Open-Source Black Metal. What does that mean? It means
using the internet, using the solitude and separation caused by home
recording and digital distribution, to bring together sounds, songs, and
lyrics from dozens of artists, each working in complete ignorance of
Collected, edited, and added to by Dan Barrett and Tim Macuga (of
Have A Nice Life), Nahvalr evolved from dozens of unconnected sound
files into a shrieking whirlwind of noise, blasphemy, distortion,
reverb, and evil. Distortion and noise are used as intruments; cacophany
gives way to quiet ambience, ambience gives way to black-metal pounding
and screaming, screaming gives way to mumbled singing and lo-fi buzz." - Enemies List Home Recordings.
Not for everyone that's for sure. It's a very dark, ambient, chaotic record filled with strange samples and noise, and while one may get the impression that an album composed the way this one was would be disjointed or unfocused, this record comes together cohesively. If you didn't know better you'd think everyone involved was in the same room when it was created. ELHR described it better than I ever could so have a listen if you like their other projects or just strange shit in general.