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Negura Bunget


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.96 | 6 ratings

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Any Colour You Like
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4 stars I don't speak Romanian, so it's hardly likely that I can explain to you what Poartă De Dincolo is all about. So I won't.

Instead, here is a collection of words that form sentences, which somewhat describe this latest EP release form Romanian dark metal overlords, Negura Bunget. Mix one part ambient, a dash of folk, a mix of black metal and a pinch of paganism, and you have Poartă De Dincolo. This 27 minute EP consists of four tracks, each of which combines the aforementioned mix of musical parts. The result is relatively similar to 2006's Om, often considered as the band's creative zenith. The cerebral ambience and spiritual content of Negura Bunget's music invokes images of pagan rituals, forest seances and Transylvanian mountain scenes. While still firmly rooted in earthly black metal, Poartă De Dincolo once again delves into dark ambient territory, with crisp percussion, distant guitar tones and gruff wails. It's not exactly re-inventive, but that's firmly missing the point of Negura Bunget. Like Agalloch, Wolves in the Throne Room and other contemporaries, Negura Bunget is all about creating a spiritual connection to places and temporal planes. Plus, listening to their music gives you, the listener the excuse to prance around in forests, and other cool stuff.

Any Colour You Like | 4/5 |


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