Negura Bunget - _'N Crugu Bradului_
(Code666, 2003)
by: Pedro Azevedo (8 out of 10)
Large chunks of dew-dripping atmosphere surround the metallic sections on _'N Crugu Bradului_, the new full-length album by Romanians Negura Bunget. This is a band that takes great pride in the knowledge they possess about their country and their ancestors, a band that seems to truly feel the natural forces around them, and it all shows in their music. In fact, even though Negura Bunget have again worked hard to create a remarkable package for their CD and the sound quality is quite good, _'N Crugu Bradului_ is still a decidedly uncommercial record. _'N Crugu Bradului_ is divided into four untitled tracks, each ranging from twelve to fifteen minutes in length, and comes with a multimedia section that is well above average. Negura Bunget's brand of mystical black metal comes across as very spontaneous and unconventional, and at times even almost ethereal. Had the playing been somewhat tighter and my rating would have been higher; yet I realize that extra tightness might actually reduce the enjoyment others will derive of this album's spontaneous, natural feeling. _'N Crugu Bradului_ is definitely not an album for everyone's ears, but those who manage to fully immerse themselves in the sheer atmosphere this record possesses will be well rewarded for it. It's a very unique release.

Contact: http://www.negurabunget.com

(article published 3/26/2003)


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