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Nathr - Beinahrúga

by Craig Rider at 14 March 2021, 6:10 PM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: NATHR; signed via Signal Rex Records, hailing from Norweigian grounds - performing Black Funeral Doom Metal, on their debut EP entitled: "Beinahrúga" (released February 12th, 2021).

Since formation in 2020; the duo in question has only this debut EP in their discography so far entitled: "Beinahrúga". 4 tracks ranging at around 23:32; NATHR arrange an intricately designed formula on some heavy-hitting Black Funeral Doom Metal amalgamations.

Opening up with this gloomy graveyard-esque soundscape of dungeon-like ambience where rainfall drops, and tormenting yells of ghastly eeriness casts a gnarly spellbind onto you… the titular track resonates with this ominous landscape of hypnotising deathliness that will manifest with these drony guitars from consisting guitar/bassist Nathr who unleashes this punchline kick of rompy thunder, while this majestic forcefield in a distorted atmosphere examines an enchanting but agonizing outrè on jarring synths that merge with mythical rips that showcase this organic substance on piercing strums that trigger a borderline foundation on snarly riffs & tormenting yells which roar with growling gutturals like an anguishing madman trying to escape his tarnished prison of otherworldly hostility. Executing a barraged frenzy on some monolithic tempos, where guitars fret with sturdy thuds & audible bass while robust with weighty persistence.

"Tenebra Mundi" starts off with another blackened align in forestry, and foggy deadliness, until these stompy drum cymbals from Ond initiates an ethereal calamity as guitars contrasts this sulfurous yet potently vibrant forge in a frightening aesthetic fuelling a baleful landscape of more sinister pain & misery. The same rift aforementioned from before intrudes, while this rawly rough profanity on persevering maelstrom momentum utilises this vehement spectrum with versatile maliciousness on enticing background chants that bellows with this ritualistic dimension in demonizing echoes in which materialise towards this wall of noisy static.

Throughout the EP; you'll find an intriguing element where the guitars barely change tone, while the drums are fairly light & the vocals from Nathas are full of raspy tightness that snare while shrieking with shouty rage while mixed with this god-like, spoken word segment within "Into The Void" which perhaps is the most notable variation. An immersive boundary in enriching synth work at the beginning, and end of this one creates a distinctively distinguished overarch of panache & a distilling outrè on dark but foreboding chills. Especially in the overall concluding belter "Vado Mori" which fabricates a loud but swampy rumble of reverberating mass that trembles with all of the above traits only to turn the amplifier up to 10 with that blistering contortion tenfold.

Bottom line; NATHR certainly contributed well to the sub-genre in question, and has delivered this meticulous slice of Black Funeral/Doom Metal culminations that fans of this fusion are bound to enjoy. Definitely worth the spin, and an evil empowering  discovery of things to come that surely deserves experiencing - check it out.

Songwriting: 7
Musicianship: 8
Memorability: 7
Production: 8

3 Star Rating

1. Beinahrúga
2. Tenebra Mundi
3. Into The Void
4. Vado Mori
Nathas - Vocals - Lyrics (Live Guitar)
Ond - Drums.
Northr - Guitar/Bass/Soundscapes/Synths
Record Label: Signal Rex Records


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