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Pest (Dissonant Black Metal)

by NORSE (Australia)

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Norse, an enigma from Australia play a visceral, fiery form of mutated, unpredictable black metal with twisted and industrial affectations. The music is subliminally dissonant, whipping out stinging hooks and atmospheric dirge-laden sections hidden in places where you would least expect them to be. It is intrinsically different, adding multiple surreal layers to your reality, and yet seeming coherent, serving a higher purpose. Norse have concocted an elegant album that is extremely pensive, charged with an electrifying atmosphere, and following a pattern that's hard to imitate. Every riff is meticulously composed, and more importantly, placed. Every single vibration is deadly. Music that's supposed to be no longer 'original' turns the very genre of black metal inside out. Transcending Obscurity Records slips out this highly overlooked recent game-changer for maximum aural propagation. Slither, twitch, die.

ADR - vocals, lyrics
Forge - All instruments

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"it is clever and well thought out, intense and interesting" - Stu's Reviews (UK) 10/10

"Norse have broken some new ground here" - Metal Observer (Canada) 9/10

"brilliantly horrific" - Metal Obsession (Australia)

"The song writing here is not something that you hear on a regular basis." - Metal Gallows (India) 93%

"It's angular, man; angular..." - Metal As Fuck (Australia)

"Norse created something that is necessary to listen" - Chromium Sun

"totally unexpected" -

"Wounds and scars are guaranteed as is one of the best rewarding releases this year." - Ringmaster Reviews (UK)

"Indescribably and glorious" - Two Guys Metal Reviews (France)

"far experimental than the greater part of the bands of the style" - Metal Temple (Greece)

"Forget black metal; this is bleak metal." - Metal Forces Magazine (UK)

"The riffs are twisted and bent out of shape" - The Midlands Rock (Australia)

"merciless, choking atmosphere and never relents" - Toilet ov Hell (US)

"have birthed a snarling, mutated animal" - The Killchain (UK)

"There are many levels, layers, dimensions to explore" - Concrete Web (Belgium) 85/100

"the riffs slide and slither over each other in serpentine ways delivering a refreshing listening experience" - Wonderbox Metal (UK)

"isn't trying to sound like anyone else" - Devil's Gate Media (UK)


released May 15, 2015

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