Nekrasov are a solo project from Australia that has been featured before in this zine and plays an ambient form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2016 album "Negative Temple".
Ambient soundscapes and evil synths start off the album giving the music an experimental and avant garde feeling along with some harsh noise elements a few seconds later and spoken word parts can also be heard on the recording at times and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When the music it speeds up and goes fro a very raw style of black metal that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats and harsh yet high pitched screams and there is also a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as a great amount of tremolo picking and the riffs also bring in melodies at times and some of the songs also mix harsh noise with the heavier guitars and drums and one tracks also brings in a brief use of melodic yet ritualistic chanting and the album also brings in a great mixture of both experimental and metal tracks.
Nekrasov creates an album that has its very raw, harsh and atmospheric black metal moments with a few songs being very true to t he genre while other songs see the music bring more in the experimental, ambient and harsh noise direction while he does mix his 2 different styles at times to create a very original yet also dark and underground sound, the productions sounds very dark raw and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, depressive, philosophical and shamanistic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Nekrasov and if you are a fan of black metal mixed with dark ambient, harsh noise and experimental music, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Seeing Of the Mountain Covered In Spirits" and "Clarity And Nonvision". 8 out of 10.