Monday, December 23, 2013

MERRY XMAS: FREE BLACK METAL FOR XMAS from Syria: Theoria

MERRY XMAS: FREE BLACK METAL FOR XMAS from Syria: Theoria
Theoria (Syria)
The black metal of Theoria, as found on the album “Mantra” (2013; five songs; 34 minutes), showcases certain two-lane structures enhanced with memorable elements that make sense to the listener relatively quickly. The sound quality is not the most polished fancy, and of course, the primal sound identity might not change the minds of some skeptics; however, if you like to search out different bands in black metal, then this is worth investigating.
Consider, for instance, how Theoria seamlessly runs the spectrum of raw, fast black metal with instant energy, and then transitions to midtempo and some doom-like shades. As a result, Theoria goes for a grim vibe, balanced out by atmospherics as an indispensable component. The glue holding things together for Theoria consists of clever incorporations of bits of melody smoothing out the overall songwriting, which all makes the album one that justifies repeated listens in order to discover nuances throughout the recording.
Theoria is based in Aleppo, Syria, according to Metal Archives. Syria is a country has been in the news in the recent period due to the civil war taking place there. I don’t know if Ahmad and Besher—the people of Theoria—still live in Syria. Meanwhile, Theoria is very generous and has made this album available for free at Bandcamp.
As if that weren’t gift enough, there’s another surprise from Ahmad and Besher: they have a second musical project together called Crescent Moon, an atmospheric doom death entity that has a two-song recording called “The Wall of Light” (about 18 minutes) that is also available for free at Bandcamp.
If you like to seek out metal, Theoria and Crescent Moon present a nice opportunity for doing so. Why not get in contact with Theoria/Crescent Moon, too? As I said, I can’t give definites on the personal information or the location of Theoria/Crescent Moon, only the music, which is really what matters, anyway. Hopefully this is not the last that we hear from this duo.
www.theoria1.bandcamp.com www.crescentmoon-sy.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/Theoria.SY www.facebook.com/Crescent.Moon.sy

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