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The Near Death Experience
August 2006
Released: 2006, Candlelight Records
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Lord of the Wasteland

Black metal from France is the modus operandi of Spektr, a grim project drawing parallels to Khold and Blut Aus Nord in their ambient bleakness. Certain portions of sophomore album THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE could double as a film score to movies like The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror, etc. but the basic roots of the band seem to lie in old school black metal. A good chunk of the album’s 47 minute running time is instrumental with plenty of long, ambient parts filled with industrial throbs and swells, white noise, screams and other cacophonous noise in addition to the basic guitar, bass and drums. THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE is not an easy listening experience and certainly requires the right mood and setting, but for fans of experimental ambient black metal, look no further than Spektr.

KILLER KUTS: “Astral Descent,” “Whatever The Case May Be”
Track Listing

1. The Violent Stink of Twitching Terror
2. Astral Descent
3. Climax
4. Phantom Reality
5. Visualization
6. Whatever The Case May Be
7. Disturbing Signal
8. Unio Mystica
9. His Mind Ravaged, His Memory Shattered





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