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Urfaust – Apparitions

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Urfaust is an occult audial vessel of delirious madness that was invoked in 1999. Ranging from Cruel Black Metal Ambient to Bombastic Drone Rituals, to minimalistic low-fi Black Magick: Urfaust does it all. Over the years Urfaust have recorded different releases on vinyl, tape, cd and cloth… With that small description taken from the band’s website, I present you the release I’ll be sharing my thoughts today, Urfaust. The Dutches have just released a new EP named “Apparitions” via Ván Records, a label that has put out many interesting albums out there.

 

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Say what you want about Urfaust, but never, well, in my humble opinion, that they are not innovative, that the band keeps on repeating itself. Apparitions is an excellent, strange ritualistic ambient; phantasmagorical and gloomy, droning and filled with synths, this is not an album for everyone, but, if you want to go into an ethereal, dreamy journey, this is a must.

 

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“Apparitions” also has a tormented and anguished feel, in a way, almost Gregorian as well, slow tempo when it features the metal instruments, maintaining the mentioned ominous ambience throughout the entire forty-four minutes. Always keeping its uniqueness, Urfaust is a band to be admired not only for their music, but also for being honest about their sound. Indeed an outstanding EP by the duo.

 

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Nothing to be observed about the sounding/ recording/ production, everything, in my modest view is fine. And I finish this “review” or better, simply my general thoughts about this EP, by stating that the band truly deserves our support. I kindly ask you to, please, listen to their music, available at Bandcamp, and, if you like what you here, I beg of you to find a way to support their work.

 

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Until next time.

 

Grade: 9,7/10

 

Band: Urfaust

 

Album: Apparitions (2015)

 

Label: Ván Records

 

Tracklist:

 

  1. The End of Genetic Circles
  2. Apparitions
  3. The Healer
  4. The River

 

Urfaust is:

 

VRDRBR – Drums, Bass, Noise

IX – Guitars, Vocals

 

 

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urfaustofficial

 

Official Bandcamp: http://urfaust.bandcamp.com/

 

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March 6, 2015

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