Über brutality – total aggression. But it feels good and sounds murderous. Raw, unpolished, furious and totally grinding into the ground type of black metal with well determined roots back to the traditional Nordic sound, but simultaneously looking boldly into the future and exploring yet virgin outer limits of the genre. Vuyvr are the new Swiss challengers and they are definitively the most devilish offspring of some glorious predecessors as Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Samael or Coroner.
My favorite butcheries are “War Of 100 000 Centuries”, “Idolatry”, “Dead Trees Are Wandering At” and the epic “The Wyvern”.
Merging the wicked black metal tradition with post-rock flavoured, febrile explorations, Vuyvr find great balance and their own sound between the merciless grindings and the gloomy, disturbing, epic moments. Not a regular black metal consumer, but this is really refreshing and impressive, a quality and genuine product, eventually a new milestone of the genre.
Vuyvr – Eiskalt (2013) – Bandcamp