Pure are a solo project from Switzerland that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "J'auris Du" which will be released as a joint effort on My 13th by Symbol Of Domination and Obscure Abhorrence Productions.
A very raw and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and when t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while t he vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition.
Modern influences are also utilized at times while being more closer to the traditional side of the genre and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion.
Acoustic guitars are also used briefly and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while also having an atmospheric touch at times along with the vocals also mixing in a semi melodic tone briefly and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and some tracks also add in a small amount of depressive elements and the album closes with an instrumental.
Pure plays a style of black metal that is very raw taking both the old school and modern sides of the genre and mixing them together, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Swiss and cover pain, darkness, and destruction themes.
In my opinion Pure are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TACKS INCLUDE "le Silence Motel" and "Solitude". 8 out of 10.