Stagnant Waters are a band with members from both Norway and France with a musical style that mixes avant garde and experimental music with raw and primitive sounding black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2012 album which was released by Adversam.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the sound effects bring in experimental, noise, psychedelic, progressive, and avant garde music elements to the music as well as a brief use of saxophones, pianos and synths, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast raw and primitive sounding black metal riiffs that combine the sounds of the Norwegian and French scene's together as well as some influences from industrial, experimental and avant garde music being thrown into the riffing and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals range from high pitched and grim sounding black metal screams mixed in with some samples, spoken word parts and distorted industrial style vocals in addition there is a brief use of clean singing , while the lyrics cover Alchemy, Satanism Darkness and Suicidal themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length,.
In my opinion Stagnant Watere are a very great sounding raw and primitive avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Algae" "Of Salt And Water" and "Bandaged In Suicidal Notes". RECOMMENDED BUY,