•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.90/1
  • Album: Frysh
  • Year: 2003
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  • Norway

Strange!!! But definitely amazing! I have no idea what they play! Started on Black/Death Metal structure in the beginning of '90's, the Nordic band has radically changed its style over the years and I think it is pretty difficult to label their music. I do recognize some electronic elements, some peaceful guitar tunes, the staccato battery and a superb calm clear male voice! It is not Rock, neither Pop nor Trip-Hop or Dance. It might be a little of each but the most important thing is that one can notice a deep Dark aura floating around. Otherwise, it is just an undefined music. It is probably something to listen to in pubs after a drink but I think you can dance it as well. I remember that after releasing an EP, poorly promoted, Longing For Scarlet Days, the Norwegians released in 1995 (if I am not mistaken) an excellent debut, Pity Love, at Candlelight. After that Misanthropy releases the most unconventional album they ever had, Revelry, and then the two experiments: In Reverie and Electric Sulking Machine. I don't know if this one is better than Revelry because the sound evolved fast towards a melancholic experimental Pop but Espen's voice still reminds me often of Michaela Gira (SWANS), which means quality, no doubt! It probably remains to be mentioned that the CD contains a strange video-clip completing thus the status of nonconformist musicians.