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Review: Spektr - Mescalyne

Label: Moribund Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 23:00
Tracks: 4
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: January 17, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating

Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)

Mescaline: "n.peyote". Specter: "n. phantom or ghost, especially one of a terrifying nature or appearance". Peyote: "n. a stimulating drug contained in the button like tops of the mescal; mescaline". Spektr-Mescalyne: a bi-cephalic entity having horrifying hallucinations.

Vive la France! Home of Ki.K and Hth, creators and musicians behind this weird/entertaining act known as Spektr, a cool moniker. Sometimes, when the time comes to describe what the hell a CD is all about, words are a bit hard to find, thus a dictionary comes in handy. Spektr and their latest mini-album "Mescalyne" is a perfect example of what a good and weird release should be. Experimental for sure, but Black Metal absolutely, even as cold as old school if you please! Raw and fast skull destructive Black Metal with a shot of psychedelia. Maybe LSD would have been a proper title, unless the guys kept that name for their upcoming trip! Industrial and ambient electronic patterns counter-weigh this coldness, thus creating a pretty challenging listen for the open-minded audience. Every single track is as wicked and strange as the other. "Maze of Torment" is perhaps a bit more melodic, but this instrumental follows a nightmarish/haunted journey through your mind.

Spectral audible hallucinations are immortalized on "Mescalyne." Are you experienced?

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