Stielas Storhett - Expulse (2011)
the present album expects the listener Black Metal from Russia. It‘s the second
album of the, in 2005 founded, Black Metal band „Stielas Storhett” from Russia,
in which Damien T.G., the protagonist, is responsible for all instruments, the
music and the singing. There are guitars, bass, drums and, what’s even random in
this genre, the saxophone. To those of you, who are now worried, that this is,
once again, a 08/15 one-man-combo, who is only able to play four chords and uses
a “drum computer” which will irritate you on an infinite loop: calm down! That’s
definitely not the case. The vocals are diversified and switch between grim and
clear singing, screaming and whispering. And all of this is good to catch and
doesn’t get lost in the instrumental music.
The sound is clear and every
instrument is just on the right place.
The band logo is, as it’s common in black metal, difficult to read. The cover is
black/white and shows a tortured looking women. You can get a lot of different
feelings, while listening to this album, except of boredom, there are calm
sounds, infernal shredding and also melancholy. The 7 songs last, except of the
instrumental piece, round about 4 minutes. Nearby the end of the album, the
above mentioned saxophone appears and it fits perfectly in the complete
atmosphere. It doesn’t make sense to listen just to individual songs, you have
to listen to the whole album, ideally with earphones to enjoy the sound
Result: It’s been a long time since I was so excited about an album, which
transports even on really hot summer days the coldness of Russia.
Fans of Shining, Behexen
and the old Darkthrone will love it!
Soundqualitiy: 9/10 Variation: 10/10 Cover:
8,5/10 Booklet: 0/10