Negativa are a band from Spain that has had music reviewed before before in this zine and plays a very raw and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "03" which was released on cassette by Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
Synths and acoustic guitars start off the album along with some spoken word parts and distorted amp noises a few seconds later which also leads to a heavier direction while the vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and when guitar leads are added onto the recording they are done in a very dark and melodic style and spoken word parts are added onto the closing track.
Negativa creates another recording that remains true to the raw and depressive style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Negativa and if you are a fan of raw and depressive black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "XVII" and "XXI". 8 out of 10.