There’s a creeping carnivorous feeling that arises when listening to Australia’s dissonant black/death metal unit Norse. Either like you’re being stalked or like something is manifesting from the blackest cauldron. The band has a way of melding the aggressive with the melodic and sounding like the bleakest night.
Enter “Exitus.” A sprawling, frothing bite of a song. It drums like it’s trying to break through your walls. However, it’s an unusual piece. The guitar melody that (mostly) plays throughout is the thread that strings this madness together. Meanwhile, the song comes undone, going from carnivorous to even tribal sounding. Vocally, Norse sound like they’re pushing through inter-dimensionally. Like they’re scraping in your ear canals.
Norse’s latest piece, The Divine Light of a New Sun, is already out on Transcending Obscurity Records. It’s something you will have to mediate on, and it’s something you need to experience.
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