Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ISTHAR - Chaos Death Reincarnation

ISTHAR - Chaos Death Reincarnation

Written by Branimir Lokner
Wednesday, 13 May 2009

ISTHAR " Chaos Death Reincarnation "
( Self - released ) 2009.


Death/black/doom metal

A German/Dutch Isthar is a band with respectable history behind. Their 3 issues : "Isthar" ( 1998 ), "The Weak Will Perish" ( 2000 ), and "Among The Ruins" ( 2006 ) has received some recognitions, where especially latest one "Among The Ruins" reaches to wider recomandations.
After some period of discographical silence, they are active with newer edition, this time with an EP issue, entitled "Chaos Death Reincarnation". This is a conceptual product with 5 tracks in, duration a little longer than 22 minutes. Isthar has delivered a hypnotic portion of slower to mid up tempo black/death atmospheric themes with also strong doom additionals. A weird and monotonous atmosphere dominates through offering materials, where we can also find some clear influences taken from the 90's black metal movement. A mentioned atmosphere, as same as cleverly threathed productional work, are better part of EP in general, then offering performing realizations. A few interesting authors ideas also can be found on EP, even that mentioned final realizations didn' t satisfies at all.

Rating : 7/10
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