Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Petrychor - "Dryad" (2010)


Year: 2010
Genre: Cascadian Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Dryad (I Make My Home)
  2. Gamma Leonis
  3. ...of Salt and Sky

This 3-track EP is widely considered one of the best 2010 USBM releases. Yes, it's really good for a first release, and everyone who likes post-rockish, atmospheric black metal, most definitely will like it. Petrychor (which means "the smell of rain", I believe) is a new Cascadian black/folk metal project which is connected to nature as much as the other BM bands from that region. So I guess it would be safe to post "Dryad" under the "green anarchist black metal" tag. And instead of a postscriptum:

"Given that the first sentence of Petrychor's official bio is "In an increasingly faceless and globalized culture, it is of the utmost importance that we document the emotions and attitudes of the dissenter whose goals and practices are not condoned or made possible by large society," I think it's safe to conclude that they don't think particularly highly of capitalism"
- from one of discussions on

1 comment :

  1. Got this demo a while ago, it's awesome.