I decided it was about time to have a chance of heart in my reviews to something in the mood of somber and darker. This is because to be all that is the essence of Metal as we know it. Even the lightest Metal band ever is a bit dark whatsoever. RRAAUMM with “The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time” fill in for it with grace – hey, grace? – because it is not only somber, but also because it is mesmerizing and hypnothic. All four tracks there are in “The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time” passed the test with flying colors – not so colored anyway, maybe grey and black.
Atmospheric Black Metal is a subgenre that really puzzles me as I said before because I think it is really a contradiction. But no, not this album. I see no contradiction in it at all. RRAAUMM clear intent was to priviledge heavyness first than anything else, by anything else I mean atmosphere and mood. “The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time” sounds as a Black Metal album with the difference of being a little bit slower than its peers. Remember that speedy isn’t everything that matters to an Extreme Metal band and RRAAUMM had four tracks to prove their point. All the four of them are long, shoegazed, and moody but with that touch of heavyness. Guitar tones are aggressive the way they must be as they parade throught the album with great pride. In fact, the thing that sparks the eye here are the guitars and their hard and hypnotic sequences. Growling vocals keep the fatith with even darker and gloomier interventions that may give the unadivised fan have a heart attack. “Out of the Aeons,” for instance, has some kind of apocalyptic mood that catches the attention. Vocals interventions reinforce the idea. Of course, it falls into a tail of moody effects and white noises after all they are an Atmospheric Black Metal band. Title track “The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time” has the same guitar grip that fills in all the blanks leaving no room for nothing else. The effect is grandious and tremendous. A Black Metal AOR, if you get me.
“The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time” is an album recomended to any Black Metal fan no matter what.
RRAAUMM “The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time” was released on July 12th via Ván Records.
- To Wander beyond Lunar Seas
- Spiral Black Vortices
- Out of the Aeons
- The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time
Watch “The Eternal Dance at the Nucleus of Time” official lyric video here: