The first full-length album from this Portuguese band Gaerea arrives following their well-received EP and my word, what a release this is.
From the atmospheric introduction to the explosion into Black Metal glory, strained and aggressive vocals create a multi-layered verbal attack over this speed-riddled combination of Death and Black Metal.
The production is very clean to ensure no beats are missed and no aggression is lost, whilst the guitars are heavy and punchy, which creates a nonstop 42 minutes assault spread over seven tracks, that is a lot of fun and extremely impressive.
This is a progression on Death and Black Metal which blends styles and sub genres to create a very exciting and enjoyable release that is multi-dimensional and new. There is certainly a longevity to the music that Gaerea are producing, and they are sure to be around for some considerable time.
Unsettling Whispers is available June 22nd via Transcending Obscurity Records.
- ‘Lifeless Immortality’
- ‘Extension to Nothingness’
- ‘Cycle of Decay’