Spain's 1 man band Atrabilis returns with a new recording which shows his music combining chaotic sounding black metal with improv, industrial and and ambient and this is a review of his 2014 ep "Uno" which was released by Bestiare.
A very atmospheric, raw and melodic black metal sound starts off the ep along with some weird sounding vocals a few seconds later that evolve into high pitched screams which also have a depressive feeling to them and the music also starts to get a lot more raw and incorporate blast beats before slowing down and adding in natural noise sounds and it stays in that direction for a few minutes before going into a more heavy and slow depressive black metal direction as well as bringing in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the end of the song shows an experimental side being added into the music.
On the second track the music starts out with some distorted reverb before adding in more dark black metal elements as well as going into a fast and raw direction along with some blast beats as well as retaining an experimental atmosphere and depressive screams are added into the music which also brings in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, as the song progresses the music starts to incorporate melodic guitar leads as well as a small amount of saxophones a few seconds later and the last minutes of the song use more ambient, noise and industrial style sounds to close the ep.
Atrabilis once again creates a very dark style of black metal that combines the raw and depressive side with more experimental elements as well as continuing the creative direction of his past work onto both of these tracks which are both 12 minutes in length, the production sounds very dark, heavy and raw sound while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover abstract themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Atrabilis and if you are a fan of experimental black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Undecima Parte". 8 out of 10.