December 2, 2009

Paysage d'Hiver - Kristall & Isa

Genre(s) - Ambient black metal
Origin - Switzerland
Year of release - 2001
Bitrate - 192 kbps
Size - 51.01 MB

Winter is coming! Put on your thick coat and headphones blasting some glacial black metal. Secretly I'm hoping for a harsh season this year because there's no more welcome way of coming home than from out of the cold. For those grimmest, bone-chilling nights there is Paysage d'Hiver, a Swiss one-man project that manages to capture both the gleaming beauty of freshly fallen snow and the hostility of a february hailstorm, through a unique atmosphere that creeps up on you like cabin fever. If you haven't heard this band, forget what you think of as grimness, because there's nothing like this, seriously nothing at all. Also, Wintherr's shrieks are definitely among the sickest vocals in the genre. Kristall & Isa may perhaps just fall short of the self-titled release, but the harshness probably requires some getting used to and then this one is a bit easier to digest.
If you succeed you might also be interested in this great split.
  1. Isa
  2. Austritt aus dem Körper
  3. Äther
  4. Der Kristall ist Eis
  5. Wachen - innere Stimmen
  6. Kälte
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