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Доберман Сатз
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Доберман Сатз This album is haunting, beautiful, and cathartic. One of the best post-black metal albums out there. I bought a cd on Discogs, but needed the vinyl. Favorite track: Second Son of R..
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Sam A masterclass in forward-thinking metal music Favorite track: Immortals.
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autodidact904 Where do I begin? As 2016's top album choice for me after much deliberation, the creative journey of this record is a work of art that evolved with me as a listener. This album is how you do modern, cascadian black metal correctly. Evocative vocality meets washy, droning dark guitars in a shrill cry of birdsong, and the mausoleum of harsh vocal highs Caro is known for lend themselves beautifully to this progressive and expansive oil macabre pressed in wax. You will not be disappointed. Favorite track: Immortals.
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10:56 02:11
Immortals 08:52
Where I Live 07:01
Begeerte 06:43


"Rheia" is the groundbreaking album from Belgium's Oathbreaker. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta), "Rheia" is a true game changer for the genre. Blurring lines and dissolving the boundaries of heavy music as we know it today.

Opener "10:56" begins with a haunting guitar riff and Caro Tanghe's beautifully sung vocal before abruptly soaring to new heights with "Second Son of R". Its blasts of melody mutate into a blackened buzz while waves of tempo changes pound down with intense emotional weight. "Being Able To Feel Nothing" then rolls in like a storm. Chaotically breaking apart to reveal the eye before churning once again. "Stay Here / Accroche-Moi" is an otherworldly reverb drenched acoustic number that leads to "Needles In Your Skin". A deeply personal song that showcases the artistic strength vulnerability brings. It's hard to believe that this is just the half way point of this post everything masterwork. "Immortals" then unfurls as a goose bump inducing monster. This leads to the ambitious "I'm Sorry, This Is", "Where I Live", and "Where I Leave”; A musical triptych that needs to be heard to be believed. All of it comes to an end with mesmerizing closer "Begeerte". Ethereally materializing before vanishing into the beautiful unknown.


released September 30, 2016


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