|Review: Infestum - Ta Natas|
Label: Blood Fire Death (Ger)
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: December 4, 2007
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
I've been getting quite a few promos from bands and labels located in Russia lately. Infestum hail from Belarus, but their promotion is done by German label Det Germanske Folket.
Ta Natas contains ten tracks of chaotic Black Metal. Two compositions are instrumentals, including opening number, the 50 seconds short To the Master of Life, which is actually made of choirs with a familiar melody and orchestration. Dark Passage is the name of the other one, this time a darkly ambient composition played on keyboards. This last instrument is very present, often simply to add a melodic touch, while strongly orchestral at other moments. The Black Metal label was given to Infestum for their distorted guitar work, fast/furious tempos and raspy vocals. The vocals here are, to my own taste, too forced/screamed and upfront most of the time, not perfectly suiting for the more melodic song structure bearing a certain progressive edge here and a bit of an industrial tone there. The majority of this music sinks in pretty easily with some catchiness in the riffing . Nice musical interludes grace a few of the most interesting songs like Tem Kto (For Those Who...), and the closing title track.
A good album in general but beware those screamy/thrashier rasps!
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