The Mirror Void
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Another one man unit, Nekrasov has released some pretty harsh black metal on 'The Mirror Void'.
This is black metal reduced to its most basic state, something that sounds pretty simplistic but that is anything but. The drumming is non-stop and rarely changes tempo throughout the album. The vocals are so muffled that it sounds otherworldly and severely distorted. The guitars are a wall of fuzz until they come through with unexpected clarity and severity.
This one will definitely worm its way inside your head, take up residence there and slowly twist your brain into a tangled mass of nerves and synapses left for dead. I could barely make it through one listen because it was so intense and noisy, not that those are bad things mind you. You'll need to be in a special sort of mood to endeavor listening to this more than once.
About this Writer:Greg Watson
// Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.