Ακούσαμε το άλμπουμ των BLACK REUSS με τίτλο «Journey»
Gothic/Dark Rock and Heavy/Doom Metal are the basic ingredients for Liechtenstein’s one man band, Black Reuss. On their second dark offering, briefly entitled “Journey”, Black Reuss continue the myth they created with the debut album “Metamorphosis”.
Black Reuss narrate the human pain through man’s solitary journey in the river of life, a one-way route that will eventually end to their demise. Or not? This remains to be seen. Black Reuss announced that the concept will be completed in 4 albums, so there are more surprises yet to come from them in the future.
For the time being, “Journey” is an absolutely riveting record. It mesmerizes the senses with atmospheric vibes and drones that are more than enough to pulsate and vibrate the body and soul.
The songwriting in “Journey” is absolutely solid. Heaviness is mixed with imposing doses of melancholy. Black Reuss prefer minimalistic ways to express, and although this is not always simple, in the end they succeed in bringing out the darkest of emotions with a small light of hope at the end of the road.
The singles “Hole” and “Dependence” depict the album’s core. But the album has a great variety in sounds and emotions that cannot easily be described. This happens because Black Reuss have original ideas which you can admire in songs like “Exodus”, “Fail”, “Regression”, “Dependence”, “Affection” and “Redemption”.
“Journey” includes 11 songs, all of which have their own character. All of them are part of the story and actively support the concept. There are no filler songs in “Journey”.
In terms of performance, the riffs are pounding and crunchy with the right effects in an unholy mix of old heavy/thrash with Celtic Frost vibes. Black Reuss vocals maintain a gothic/doom character, so albums like “Into The Pandemonium” and “To Megatherion” of Celtic Frost are definitely suitable references.
Black Reuss seem to always find the right groove. The changes of tempo build up an atmosphere you can’t ignore. Dive into it. You won’t regret it! The band recently signed with Sliptrick Records and after the re-release of the debut “Metamorphosis”, “Journey” is re-released up next. Keep an eye and an ear open!!
Official Website: www.blackreuss.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UG6Rfa93ldqXiP3D6kVyA
Black Reuss – HOLE