Disparaître - Urchig (2021)


Never in short supply, Atmospheric Black Metal bands have started to pop out of the shadows in the last few years. With a saturation of the genre, it becomes quite hard to find bands that bring something unique and different to the table. Luckily for us, today we have France’s mysterious entity Disparaître and their latest EP “Urchig”. Clocking in at 30+ minutes, this release creates a very cavernous atmospheric vibe but throws in some melodic elements that nicely shift the linearity of the style and create interesting and engaging passages.

The release opens with your traditional synth opening in “La voûte étoilée”, however, they quickly merge with an all-out-war approach with piercing shrieks, crushing guitars and crafty drums. We particularly appreciate how the atmospheric synths are mixed quite high, at some points overpowering the ravaging BM onslaughts. The intensity picks up with the brutal onslaughts of “Nachtspinnärinnä”, an 11-minute tour-de-force that perfectly blends piercing riffs with harsh screams and dreamy atmospheric undertones.

Closing with the visceral catchiness of “Tschäggätta”, the band again delivers a high-octane piece filled with atmospheric intricacies. As a whole, “Urchig'' showcases new and interesting ideas in a very crowded field. We can easily see this band further refining their sound to be more haunting and demoralizing than now. If you like atmospheric Black Metal to be cavernous while shining a few rays of light, this is one release you should check out.

Band: Disparaître Album: Urchig

Label: Naturmacht Productions

Release: May 16th, 2021

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Genre: Black Metal

Country: France

Rating: 90/100

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