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A l'occasion un groupe BM blanc à 5 lettres tourne au calme, pour des raisons liées à l’élevage de saumon (Ulver, Manes, Myrkur, Le Splendide, ...).
Netra conserve une forte composante extrême, ce qui rend le contraste clair-obscur d'autant plus fascinant.

It is not uncommon for white BM bands to turn to calmer stuff, for some reasons involving salmon.
Netra still provides a fascinating chiaroscuro.

For fans of: Manes, Shinning (Nor&Swe), The Skaden, White Ward.
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spawnofchaos A fantastic Trip Hop album that brings in elements of black metal and jazz. Fantastic and intriguing. Favorite track: I shall slay the monkeys.
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starvynth Instead of sticking to his solid formula from the debut, Netra decided to switch the balances. It was a brave decision that paid off with flying colours. Sørbyen shows that there's no limit to what you can accomplish with black metal as long as a clear vision is set.

Full review: www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=14300
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Sørbyen is the second album from the project, netra.

After releasing the monumental debut album 'Mélancolie Urbaine' in late 2010, netra returns again with a new album entitled 'Sørbyen'. With influences ranging from the moodiest jazz music to black metal and trip-hop, netra has always been about challenging the listener's open-mindedness and the upcoming 'Sørbyen' album shows netra continuing to evolve its experimental sound using a palette of varying musical and artistic influences to create an album that is claustrophobic, organic, and unmistakingly depressing. A truly unique album that bridges the most unsuspecting genres together, Sørbyen, named after a neighborhood in Gjøvik, Norway in which the artist behind netra recently lived, could be described as a strange but fitting hybrid of Burzum and Hooverphonic. Either way, this release builds upon the foundations of the debut album, but is more far-reaching in its experimentation and manages to effectively introduce new elements to netra's already genre-bending sound while maintaining a certain nostalgic and depressing sound.


released September 29, 2012

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