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Review: Blutmond - Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days
Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days

Label: code666
Year released: 2010
Duration: 64:01
Tracks: 13
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: September 16, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days

Rated 3.14/5 (62.86%) (7 Votes)

Another band trying to be a little too original by throwing in a lot of non-metal elements into their metal, and as a whole it's downright irritating, even though most of the individual pieces that irritate so much stand well on their own – it's the blend that just doesn't work. Blutmond are basically a Black Metal band, and their metal by itself is none too original though it's nothing horrible, just a bit repetitive and boring save for some pretty damn good passages – mostly melodic – where the ears stand to attention.

Where things get bad is when they include all the non-metal stuff which just shows up out of nowhere, unexpected. Sometimes it's tolerable – saxophone, and other "urban bistro" type of music which really don't fit but are at least alright. Crowd noises, alarms and various other wastes of time also pop up randomly and are annoying as hell. I have nothing against bands that want to mix things up a little, but for the most part Blutmond just failed here. I'm sure some people will dig this, and I'm very happy for them.

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