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Krraaaaazy Psychedlic Drone. - 89%

caspian, April 12th, 2007

I'm sure most people reading this review would agree that Drone is totally awesome. Whether it's the gentler stuff of Birchville Cat Motel, or the rumbling sub-sonics of Sunn O))) or Black Boned Angel, drone is pretty cool. Imagine what would happen though, if you got some funeral-y drone, and then filtered it through some totally krazy psychedelia? Well, the result would be Hjarnidaudi's debut album.. And it's freaking awesome.

It's fairly easy to describe this guys music. Most song start off fairly minimalist, but it doesn't take too long before krazy guitar lines come everywhere. The sound is unmistakably funeral doom, which the way the drums are treated, (the good ol' lots of crash, very slow snare chestnut), and the dirgey, crushing waves of guitar. But it doesn't take too long for this guy to put heaps of tremolo picked guitars, demented yet totally appropriate lead lines over the guitars, and the layers continue to build and build. It's really cool though- this doesn't rely on really down tuned riffs like so much droney doom does.. Indeed, it's a nice change to see bands use more then the bottom two strings. It's very well layered.. While the songs aren't as well composed as say, Nadja's stuff, nothing here will test your patience, with the exception of the start of the first song.

This is a short review, but it should tell you all you need to know. Fuzzed out guitars guitars flying everywhere, big walls of slow dirge rythym, stuff that's melodic and disturbing and generally awesome. I assume most people who'll look at this review already like their drone and funeral doom, so I would say to you all: Pick this album up now, you'll love it.