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Dreading Consciousness

by netra ft. We'rewolves

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Gina Jordan
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Gina Jordan Something different is an understatement ! Netra never disappoints with surprising elements & darkness galore. Trip hop & rap from a unique black metal artist. Had to have it. I love different genres & mixtures of elements one doesn't expect, are my jam.
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drboots I like the trip-hop vibe. Unexpected, but then netra isn't one to be hampered by genre boundaries. Favorite track: Enter the Void.
Cheveu Miracle
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Cheveu Miracle (black metal trip-hop + urban hip-hop / 2013 ep / _, USA // )
Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire LeMoan’s talent took a while to grow on me, but I feel as though he could excel as a producer in multiple contexts. He’s an amazingly gifted artist. I definitely prefer his solo stuff but the tracks on this album are very compelling musically. The hip-hop is hard to get through in places, but these guys do have an interesting complexity to their approach. Favorite track: Enter the Void.
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lust4metal OK poetry of bleakness with electronica Favorite track: Enter the Void.
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Sonny92 One of the best hip hop releases I've heard - very atmospheric in a Massive Attack kind of way. Favorite track: Enter the Void.
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A strange and unexpected collaboration between the black metal/trip-hop hybrid netra and the unconventional rap duo We'rewolves has led to the creation and release of a new digital EP entitled "Dreading Consciousness." After releasing the previous two netra full-length albums on a physical medium, Hypnotic Dirge Records is pleased to release this experimental collaboration as a free digital download!

netra, the project of solo member Steven LeMoan has always written music that has pushed the limits of conventional black metal, but this will undoubtedly prove to be by far the biggest deviation from metal-based instrumentation to date! Always present to a certain degree, the trip-hop elements in netra's music are given full reigns on "Dreading Consciousness" and this is the first netra release almost totally void of black metal vocals, instead allowing rap vocals to take center stage. However, the dark undertones of urban life, boredom, and depression remain but are instead presented through a totally different approach.

We'rewolves - a rap duo from California - is comprised of veteran emcees Hockeymask and Koncept. Known for their above average knack for wordplay and innovative imaginations, the two have created quite a name for themselves in the Central California underground scene. With a love of all things dark and bizarre We'rewolves have frequently used samples in their previous releases from Occult Psychedelia, Crust Punk, and Black Metal while their lyrical themes have always focused on the struggles of life, depression, suicide, drug-abuse, and insanity.

Drug-fueled, mentally crippling claustrophobic horror rap with a totally depressing vibe and a contempt for humanity is what is presented in this short collaborative EP. The stylistic instrumentation of trip-hop with the occasional foray into a black metal sound is surprisingly fitting with the lyrics and themes presented within. Though possibly unexpected, it can be said with a certain degree of confidence that you have not heard anything like this before. This EP has the potential to be totally polarizing but fans of music who explore various genres might very well consider this essential.


released November 18, 2013

Steven LeMoan - All Music, minimal vocals
We'rewolves (Hockeymask, Konsept) - All Lyrics, Vocals

Jana B. - Artwork (jany.blahova@gmail.com)


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