'N Crugu Bradului Import
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Since Negura hails from my birthplace of Transylvania, I am fortunate enough to understand the lyrics which are in Romanian (an unofficial English translation is available on [the website]). There are no satanic overtones, so if you are into such things look somewhere else. This release is about the four seasons and the changes they bring to nature. A very spiritual theme prevails throughout, without being pretentious or preachy.
The disc starts off with WINTER and as soon as the short intro ends and the instruments prevail, the first thing that becomes obvious is the production. Compared to past releases this is the best they have sounded. Each instrument has a life of its own, but yet the rawness needed to convey the Black Metal atmosphere and experience is ever present. What is great about this release is that the music is very "visual". I could almost picture the snow covered peaks of the Apuseni Mountains. These boys also know how to hold a good memorable riff, a challenge that has been lacking in today's Black Metal, save for maybe Immortal.
The second track SPRING, starts off with really eerie effects all conveyed through traditional instruments. The sound of melting snow and the growling of a bear coming out of hibernation are all very vivid visuals. It is a re-birth of nature and of the land. This track is the standout by far. Broken down into pieces it could be used to develop 4 different songs.Read more ›
All four songs on N'Crugu Bradului are epic, meandering black metal interpretations of the four seasons(you know, spring/summer/fall/winter) that are brilliantly well played, invocating the feel of each season.
Negura Bunget are easily one of best newer black metal bands around today, not only playing a genre extremely well but taking it and molding it into something of their own creation. Amazing, brimming over the top with creativity Black Metal. Not a band to be missed.
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It's not OM or Vîrstele Pamîntului, which I hold as N.B.'s masterworks, but this is archetypal Bunget.Published 1 month ago by Danislav
This album is comprised of 4 tracks, spanning the full spectrum of Black Metal seasons. It begins with Winter. Then moves into Winter. Third is Winter. And finally... Winter. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by Anesthesiac
I don¡¦t know where to start. Well¡K this band is Romanian and the lyrics are all in Romanian, so don¡¦t plan on understanding them. Read morePublished on May 13, 2004 by Matt Stoessel
if early Ensalved is your thing, then this album is a must. i received my copy a few days ago and was shocked at how good this is. Read morePublished on March 19, 2003