Alles waaraan H.V raak word swartgoud. ‘03’ is die uitkoms van lank genoeg sit en wonder of bestaan werklik die beter van die twee opsies is. Direkte blootstelling lewer keer op keer 36 minute in ‘n geestesvakuum. --L.D
Favorite track: XVIII.
The third album from Spanish black metal miserists Negativa (now featuring H.V. of Wormlust/Mystískaos fame on vocals): complete dehumanization and self-disintegration through the morbid adoration of the void. In a way not dissimilar to what we've seen in bands like MGLA, Drudkh, Hate Forrest, and Sargesit, on this new album Negativa maintain the riffs and an epic melodic sensitivity the focal point of their work, unfolding an hypnotic and solemn mid-tempo trudge packed with soaring progressions and tenebrous atmospheres. While the songwriting itself remains epic and glistening with a sinister aura of solemnity, under the surface seethes a churning fog of decaying death and diseased squalor that completes Negativa's wicked design of harnessing the utmost embodiment of misery and dread.
This album intrigued me when it first released and I've come to the point that this might be one of my favorite death metal album of all time. The first song sucks you in with the fairly conventional song length and structure. Then as the album progresses it really shows you its true potential. If you are thinking about buying this album get a physical release. Staring at the spiral before listening enhances everything. mar12