What a week. I hate real life. It's time for some escapism in the form of Dutch black metal duo Laster. The three track EP Wijsgeer & Narreman was initially released in April 2012 before making it onto tape in June of the same year, thanks to Dunkelheit Produktionen and on CD later that year in cooperation with Self Mutilation Services. Also, don't be frightened about the " Occult Dance Music" on their Facebook page, as they are most definitely a band with a black heart.
1. In Levenskolken, In Dadenstorm
2. Tot Eenheid Verweven
3. Wijsgeer Ende Narreman
Starting with the kind of feedback that sets your teeth on edge, Laster soon lurch into some hauntingly melodic guitar, which is interrupted by harsh screams and cymbal crashes. The guitar musicianship nestling in the recording is actually very subtle and clever, but you’ll have to listen with volume up to hear it. It’s not fast either, more mid-paced, which provides the perfect backdrop for the vocals. The prolonged instrumental sections are very effective at generating a swirling atmosphere and the percussion even has time to groove towards the end, as opener In Levenskolten, In Dadenstorm heads to a conclusion.
Wijsgeer & Narreman is available to stream and to download for free from Laster's bandcamp page below:-
To purchase the tape or CD version, head to Dunkelheit Produktionen here - http://shop.dunkelheit-produktionen.de
Laster Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lasterspraak
Dunkelheit Produktionen Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dunkelheitprod