|Posted 30-01-2007 10:54 by spectre
Er is een nieuw album uit en ik ben zeer, zeer benieuwd naar de muziek en naar de tracks waar Frost op meedoet!
Review van Vampire:
"UTD" is the latest offering from one-man black metal maniac Woe J. Reaper, creative force behind Furze. For those who don't like politics mixed in with their black metal, and are worried about the extended title, Reaper has reassured us that "fascist is to be understood in the existential UTD lyrical context and is not a political/historical vomit!!". Well, that's good to know. Whatever it means. This mixture of complex, personal mysticism, deliberate obfuscation and a tongue-in-cheek humour will be familiar to long-term Furze addicts, and I'm happy to report that Reaper's musical approach continues just as consistently as his ideological stance. "UTD" is the noisy bastard offspring of earlier works "Necromanzee Cogent" and "Trident Autocrat", melding the weird terror of the former with the raw, frantic primitiveness of the latter.
With "UTD", Furze have moved out of the basement. The explanatory notes about the album on the band's official site proudly announce that the drums on "UTD" have been recorded in "a real studio!", which was always an alien environment to Furze in the past. Furthermore, the usually pathologically solitary Reaper has enlisted the help of long-term fan Frost (of Satyricon, 1349 and Gorgoroth fame) to pound skins on the tracks "A Life About My Sabbath" and "Beneath The Wings of the Black Vomit". Reaper himself is a talented multi-instrumentalist, but Frost's gleefully energetic performances on these tracks, with pounding blastbeats and wicked, rolling fills, lends them a further touch of class. Furze are still deciding how a little more technology and expertise will affect their sound; this is the process of transition that many underground BM acts must go through, and Furze have emerged with integrity intact. It is noticeable that even with guest musicians, Reaper maintains total control over the project, which probably explains his ire about the problems there have been releasing the LP version of this album, and the censorship issues surrounding its artwork.
In terms of song structure, the familiar Furze elements are present in abundance. As already mentioned, the guitar work on "UTD" is simply lacerating. The lead guitar on tracks like "Beneath the Wings of the Black Vomit" and "Djerve Djevel" is lively, dirty and sinister, with Reaper pulling off all sorts of cool little tricks that would not have been at home on "Trident Autocrat". although the break-neck pace of that album is retained.
Typical of "UTD" generally is "Goatbreath", which starts with a fast and slippery riff, threatens to break down completely into the primal elements found on "Necromanzee Cogent", before going turbo-charged and and building up an insane, layered chaos, which seems to be the repeated motif of the album as a whole. Another feature of this track, and of "Djerve Djevel", is the monumental grooviness that Furze occasionally employs. The doom aspect of the music is not prominent, but when the swinging, bassy riffs of those songs kick in it is both noticeable and effective.
It is this mixture of elements on the album- the huge variety of directions, tempos and movements within the songs, the clash between the break-neck paced primitive black metal and the more experimental, atmospheric parts, and the undertone of doom groove under the straightfowardly classic black metal sound- that makes this album a resounding success. Sometimes the discordant chaos is a bit too much for the brain, such as on "Demonic Order in the Eternal Fascist's Hall". For the main part, though, this is a highly enjoyable treat for the fan of raw BM, and the surprising subtlety of its layers will dawn on you over time. I can't wait to see what Furze does next.
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