2013-12-24 06:33:34 by johan
|My first encounter with Spektr was with their second full length Near Death Experience, when I heard it I thought it had potential but it wasn't quite there. There were times when it was a frustrating listen because they built up to something only to let it peter out into industrial noise, which don't get me wrong is mostly what they're all about, but they mixed in just enough black metal to get you hooked and then they yanked it all away. With Cypher I think some of that has been resolved, this is much more a musical album than an album of various noises, while I'm sure the true industrial fans are distraught I think they've managed to get the right mix for an excellent, if still complex and demanding album.
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