I saw the cover and I find it interesting. In this era with trillion releases at day, judging a record by its cover sometimes might help to narrow down the list of what worth a try and what seems to be just waste of time. Blackgaze? For those who love (to collect) boxes, labels, this seems to be a new one. Not so hard to figure out, merging Black Metal with Shoegaze and here we go!
From the sunny Portugal, Wistful is a dark, one-man project grow up from “the hands and mind of A.” as “a second incarnation, or as an evolution of his former project Arges, breaking farther away from typical black metal.”
Born in late April 2010, the self-titled debut album came alive this year and we’ve got 7 gloomy, atmospheric tracks where Black Metal rawness and beautiful, spacy and hazy passages and themes are completing and overlapping each other.
“Some people keep a written diary, this is a musical diary put into practice” – says A. and “Wistful” have some cinematic, soundscape after-taste, Rock/Metal elements are blended with experimental, chill constructions, this time can attach the “post” preposition above any doubt, but it’s much more difficult to define what comes after while this is not quite Rock, not quite (Black) Metal, but this is a quite unique and exciting experiment, a trip – or a dizzy dream – into a dark and mysterious universe built out of caress violins, raging guitars, pounding drums and raw vocals.
Wistful is “something” quite exciting and original, a gloomy, but avantgardistic experiment.
The closing act is “Enigma of the Absolute”, a beautiful and releasing Dead Can Dance cover.
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