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2.30 | 7 ratings | 3 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Kommiu (3:58)
2. Nrrit (4:23)
3. Cera (4:16)
4. Nhosg (6:52)
5. Yum Nho Našt (3:14)
6. W (0:08)
7. Hackta (1:53)

Total Time 24:44

Line-up / Musicians

- I Snor / Machines, Vocals, Mastering
- Igorrr / Machines, Guitars, Drums & Mix

Guest musician:
- ÷xxŲ XŲŲx / Vocals

Releases information

Independently released full-length studio album.
Officially "released" in 2009 by Suprachaotic/Dan's Crypt.

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WHOURKR Našt ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (29%)

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Review by UMUR
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4 stars Našt is the debut full-length studio album by French/ Danish avant-garde metal duo Whourkr. The album was independently released in 2007, but has seen a more official release in 2009 by Suprachaotic/Dan's Crypt.

The music on Našt is highly original but itīs not the kind of avant-garde music that includes everything but the kitchen sink. The basis in the music is death metal/ deathgrind with programmed drums, but the music is constantly twisted as it is put through a chopper and electronically altered. The alterations means that the songs sometimes sound like thereīs a 64k modem trying to connect to the internet on top of some brutal death metal. A strange yet very exciting combination. The vocals are wordless deep grunts and screams and they are meant to work as an extra instrument which they certainly do. This makes for a really exciting and progressive avant-garde musical journey but itīs also a dark and disturbing one, that at times leaves me with something I would describe as physical illness/ nausea. Iīm kept on my toes at all times and thankfully the album is only 24:44 minutes long. Donīt get me wrong here though, Iīm not satisfied with the short playing time because the music isnīt good, but because this kind of extreme and demanding music would be too much if the album lasted any longer. Some people might find this strange but the quality is very high on the 24:44 minutes that the album lasts and the album might have gotten tiresome had it lasted any longer. The production could have been better, but it suits the music pretty well.

Našt is an excellent release by Whourkr who put themselves in the frontrow of avant-garde metal with this one. Itīs not a perfect release, but itīs not often you come across something that sounds this alien and yet still so intriguing. A 3.5 - 4 star rating is deserved.

Review by Conor Fynes
1 stars 'Našt' - Whourkr (2/10)

Despite being a relatively short, twenty five minute mini-album, I must say that it's incredibly difficult for me to place a 'rating' on this album. Certainly, I have quite a few things to say about this music (it would be difficult not to have something to say about it), but in terms of actually laying the final judgement down, I'm put in an awkward position. Although the music of French/Danish collaboration Whourkr is practically unlistenable and admittedly not- at least by the conventional standard- in 'good taste', I find myself really intrigued by what the band is doing here. With that in mind, don't take the rating I've given here too seriously; it is indicative of my perception of the music's quality, but as with most things, it really isn't that simple.

Whourkr plays a little style of music that many like to call 'cybergrind'- that is-, the fusion of electronic music and grindcore. Merging two potentially extreme styles of music together, Whourkr gives a musical trip like none other I have really heard. The base of Whourkr's music is beyond-generic brutal death metal, with downtuned guitar riffs and gutturals so deep that they could be misinterpreted as a clogged vacuum. Of course, a band like that could go for a nickel for twenty, so given my rather shocked reaction to this music, there is obviously something else that Whourkr have done to spice up this sound. In this case, they have used computer programming to chop up the guitars virtually beyond recognition; the guitars are quick to cut out artificially, and sometimes they are teched out to sound more like a loading internet modem, than anything typically musical.

For twenty five minutes, Whourkr overloads the listener with inhumanly fast drum machines, noisy electronics, and deep death metal riffs. The concept is very interesting on paper, but actually listening to 'Našt', it comes across as painful to listen to, despite being intriguing on an intellectual level. Some of Whourkr's work here even sounds like a generic death metal album having been scratched, caught in some dismal loop. Although there's a (surprising) symphonic interlude thrown into the middle of this mess, 'Našt' is more of less a one trick show, it gets old quickly, and by the end of this short record, my ears are in violent shock, and asking that I pour wax into them, to hopefully dull the ringing caused by the uncomfortable dynamics in this album.

Whourkr is interesting, and they do have an exciting sound, but it is one-dimensional, and painfully so. It's granted that this cybergrind is not for me, but it does not stop me from appreciating the experiment. All the same, I could recommend this album more if it had just been left as a concept on paper.

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1 stars Tam tam tam tam, here comes Whourkr. Whourkr is supposed to be a very original band who produces very original music. Well, I got a box full of CDs with "original" bands like this. The genre is called grindcore, btw. That's what's I have written on the outside of this box. It is a heavy box, fu ... (read more)

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