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HAIKU FUNERAL - Nightmare Painting - CD - Aesthetic Death - 2012

review by Mladen Škot

Okay, we see that Nightmare Painting is "avant-garde" for black metal, but then, we also know that a lot of bands are considered "progressive" just because they sound like Dream Theater. In other words, Haiku Funeral is trippy, snarling and hissing, at times noisy, well produced and so on. It consists of mostly electronic beats and noises with spoken vocals, and the feeling is somewhat hellish. Just as Haiku Funeral intended to be.

 

But, although at times scary, at most other times it is not. It's just... Expected? Neither better nor worse that other "avant-garde" albums, Nightmare Painting sounds as if done by the numbers and there's not much that would grab you by the throat, make you feel uneasy or make a lasting impact. Almost as if watching a horror movie instead being in a real nightmare. And then, when you see the press material describing it as "post-everything avant-garde," it better be some of that, but to most of you it will not be much more than just well-produced. (5/10)

 

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ISSUE 74
ALBUM REVIEWS

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GRAND ALCHEMIST
Disgusting Hedo

GRENOUER
The Odour O" Fo

HAIKU FUNERAL
Nightmare Paint

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Warlords of Hel

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Hawkwind Triad

HELLVETRON
Death Scroll of

HYPERBOREAN
The Spirit of W

HYPNOSIA
Horror Infernal

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