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Monday, November 4, 2013

NEGURĂ BUNGET / Vîrstele Pamîntului (2010)

Romanian Black Metal with a large dose of ethnic instrumentation woven throughout. I haven't the foggiest idea what they're singing about, but the Eastern European sound gels beautifully with the more extreme guitar work of the BM genre so that neither part holds dominance over the other. It's that balanced relationship between traditional and modern that sets the album apart from the many failed attempts to blend Metal and Folk. Simply put, Vîrstele Pamîntului is a beautifully constructed album that demands repeated listens.

Songs of Note: Pămînt; Umbra

4 misty boughs out of 5

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