EGONOIR : " Die Saga"
this is the first EgoNoir album released for the first time on pro cd
teil 1 - das neue wesen
http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=49911 Very good Black Metal in the Vein of Strid - 90% The first time I heard this cd, I couldn’t believe that it is a German band. It sounds more like a Scandinavian band called Strid (genius; I know). But this is not a copy of any other band, no; EgoNoir created a own special feeling! Sometimes aggressive, sometimes melancholic. The cd begins very creeping, a depressive voice introduce the story of EgoNoir (not the story of the band, but the story of the fictive person egonoir *g*). The melodies are always dark but also melodic, not melodic like trendy kiddie Black metal, more like old Manes or Strid. But with the third song came another influence, a bit electronic sounds. To my wonder it fit great to the other songs. Also other instruments find a place in some songs, like violins, trumpets .But never dominated the guitars, only to support the atmosphere. The most time in midtempo and seldom to fast. But sometimes the Japanese drummer (why not one of flesh and blood?) sounds overdosed, and this is very ugly. The voice is more than great! A repertoire between depressive screams (a bit Varg Vikernes) to hateful growls (a great part at the end of the first song, the voice sounds like a really crow, hehe). The last song "Up from the graves" (my personal favourite), the voice is really like on the greatful "Panzerfaust" of Darkthrone. A great piece of Black Metal. I hope to hear more of this band in the future! Written by austrianwolf on September 14th, 2004
It's been more than 3 years since we last heard from depressive German black metal weirdos EgoNoir, whose sound was equal part classic black buzz, and mournful moody melancholia. They have a new record that just came out, which we'll have soon, but this one is almost as exciting, a reissue of their 2004 demo Die Saga, recorded three years before their debut full length Der Pfad Zum Fluss, and if anything it's even more warped and twisted, more muted and murky and fucked up and freaked out. The same equation still applies, but the sound is so much more raw, the buzz thick, the distortion crumbling, the vocals doused in FX, all beneath a sheet of static and hiss, a lurching doomy plod, black metal riffage slowed down to a crawl, clean guitar filigree wrapped around croaked monstrous whispered vocals, the drums weirdly processed and effected, the guitars melty and lysergic, the fuzzed out drone an oozing black cloud, strange keyboards wheeze and shimmer, trumpets bleat and moan, strings soar beneath the roiling blackness, bits of electronics, weird glitch and grit, all add to the obscure moodiness.