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  NEW NORSE FULL LENGTH SHINES FORTH WITH 'THE DIVINE LIGHT OF A NEW SUN'

jools green
Jools Green
28th May 2017



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The previous EP, 'Pest', from Australian dissonant Black Metal outfit Norse really took me by surprise with its uniquely instinctive and highly incendiary form of metamorphosed Black Metal.

I'd not come across quite such a bold and defined dissonant edge to a band's sound before. Their latest offering and third full length, 'The Divine Light Of A New Sun' continues in that vein but takes things a little further.

That very forward thinking, bleak dissonance still exists in abundance on 'The Divine Light Of A New Sun' but it's more honed and sophisticated, a little more melodic this time around but don't expect huge melodic swathes. What you'll get is little melodic loops that knit those dominating discordant segments together making it a little more catchy and giving more flow and accessibility than predecessor 'Pest' which had a harsher delivery.

However, if you are hoping for bleak brutality then you won't be disappointed either. It's a subtle, sophisticated rounding off that doesn't detract from the harshness and from a vocal perspective ADR's unearthly, almost bestial rasp continues in all its brutal glory.

It's not an easy listen but it's a rewarding one and the drum work is superb, precise and powerful once again, courtesy of band mastermind Forge, (ex-The Amenta), who is also behind the insanely discordant guitar work. It's also not a complete assault of the senses, the pace is predominantly mid tempo allowing you to absorb and appreciate the wonderfully bizarre intricacies.

Key listens here for me are opening track 'Supreme Vertical Ascent' and 'Synapses Spun As Silk' they are a little more hypnotic than the others and the riffs seem to linger on in your thoughts a little longer but the whole album makes a fascinating listen.

Tracklisting:
Supreme Vertical Ascent
Drowned By Hope
Telum Vitae
The Divine Light Of A New Sun
Exitus
Synapses Spun As Silk
Sandarkan
Arriving In Peace, Pregnant With War
Cyclic

A guaranteed winner for those in search of a challenging, fascinating and unique approach to Black Metal, 'The Divine Light Of A New Sun' is available from Transcending Obscurity Records (India).



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