is what I imagine A Sun That Never
Sets would sound like if it was any good. Har Nevo
takes a sludgy and atmospheric approach to folk music to create a heartfelt and diverse album.
To define the sound of Har Nevo
is a daunting task, there is a wide range of influences on Har Nevo
ranging from Dark
Folk, Sludge Metal
and Tribal. A good description of the sound would be a less metal fusion of Neurosis
but without the Black Metal
and Post Rock of Agalloch
and without the boredom of Neurosis
. Although such comparisons are a similarity in style more than anything else and Har Nevo
is certainly an album with its own unique flair.
has a dark, tribal ambiance about it; the atmosphere feels oddly archaic and ancient. Like it’s the soundtrack to a historical film or something. It adds a lot of weight and depth to the music and gives it its own unique flair and identity. I’ve never heard music that sounds quite like this before, its dense and heavy whilst strangely being more folk than metal.
is a strange, atmospheric tribalistic beast; the guitars are fairly low in the mix whilst drums and other percussive elements compliment the music. The vocals feel tired and worn out, it works excellently when mixed with the equally tired music. Although usually when an album sounds really worn out then I usually get bored, however the languid delivery on Har Nevo
works in its favour. It creates a suitably bleak and emotionally draining essence to the music, in that regards Har Nevo
is a very tiring album. The musicians feel close to sleeping during the music because everything just feels drained of life and energy. The music isn’t complex by any means, it’s minimalistic and dark with a heavy emphasis on atmosphere. The way in which everything comes together is a high selling point, everything brilliantly in conjunction with the music to create an emotionally dense and draining album. Although Har Nevo
may not be depressing in the traditional sense, I haven’t felt this emotionally drained since The Sullen Sulcus.
is absolutely phenomenal in presenting a very tired, languid and hopeless atmosphere through the use of primitive and sludgy folk. Whereas Neurosis
bored me on A Sun That Never
Sets with its bleak folk influenced dirge, The Black Heart Rebellion
on the other hand have succeeded in creating a powerfully bleak atmosphere. I don’t think I’ve heard any other album that so perfectly portrays the feelings of depression. Har Nevo
is so wonderfully powerful in expressing the tired and worn out feelings of depression that it’s impossible not to get affected by. Har Nevo
is depressed music for the depressed, happy people stay well away.