N.K.V.D. – Hakmarrja (CD)
Industrial black metal music solo artist going under the guise of N.K.V.D. is sure to emotionally torture you with his eclectic yet industrial instruments and sounds of unholy hideous torture.
The guitar rhythms are pretty basic, but come at the listener at full intensity and at a mid paced delivery, completely desecrating your senses and bodily functions. Along with the black metal moans and grunts, N.K.V.D.’s music just immolates the senses, leaving the listener in a state of eternal shock. Listening to the chaotic atmospheres found on “Red Silence” made me feel like I was trapped in a mental home with patients who’ve completely lost their sanity, and the chilling feeling that came with this song just gave me the goose bumps and made my hair stand up. The down tuned guitars on this song as well as rest of the album gives the synths and drum programming a strange but eerie feeling one would get after total nuclear annihilation.
“Hakmarrja” is not an easy listen, as it will take at least a solid handful of listens to really understand what is going on here. There is so much going on here musically and lyrically, your mind does not know where to start deciphering the cryptic elements on here. This aspect alone will throw your mind into mass confusion.
There are eight tracks of pure industrial brooding black metal that is sure to make your nightmares pale in comparison to what is composed by N.K.V.D. on their second CD “Hakmarrja”. [Avantgarde Music] Sarjoo Devani