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M​é​lancolie urbaine

by netra

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starvynth "A decent bunch of black metal bands have flirted with electronic styles before, but I truly feel like this project is one of the few that takes it to the next level. Making these influences more than just outside influences forced into the regular formula, but rather a key part to Netra's sound as vital as everything else."

Full review: www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=14188
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Gina Jordan This album takes the listener on a journey that's dark & dank, urban city scapes with a uniqueness in "black" metal (for lack of a better comparison) I've not heard before. This was in my wishlist too long!
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N2MB An album that understates itself by title alone. Existential crises recurrent. The bleak dreariness of urban living, in all its pointless, depressing glory is captured in utmost truth to itself here. This is no less than an audio filmstrip of truly gripping caliber. Favorite track: Outside...Alone.
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Ryan Dark, depressing, atmospheric, urban, trippy, cold, troubled, Unique with lots of persnoality. This music is easy to get lost in and difficult to find your way out of. The album as a whole is a very emotionally intense listen. Favorite track: City Lights.
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Lin Like a John Carpenter film, if he was into black metal. Favorite track: La Page.
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Shaun Black In my opinion, this is one of the few bands that have been able to recreate the feelings of dispair that Lifelover were so good at transmitting. In the same "genre" without sounding like a copycat version. Check it out.
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City Lights 07:46
La Page 05:06
blasé 05:58


The street lights are colder than usual, how come I am so moved ? I feel the urge to escape, to make everything vanish for a while. netra's Melancolie Urbaine album is one of the most original metal albums to be released in a very long time and something that is truly unique. Many influences have been leading the writing process of netra including extreme metal, trip-hop, rock and blues. This album is an incredibly atmospheric journey to your innermost thoughts and nightmares and transcends the typical depressive black metal soundscapes. Raw guitar work, absolutely stunning ambience, powerful melodies, jazz-esque solos, and an atmosphere which has the capacity to drown you in a world of depressing urban landscapes. Released in a standard jewel case in an edition of 1000, this is one of the best albums of 2010 and is not to be missed for any fans of Shining, Manes, Katatonia, Bohren und der club of gore, or someone who is getting tired of depressive black metal bands going through the motions.


released December 16, 2010

S. LeMoan - All Music


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