Drought - Rudra Bhakti (2016, Avantgarde Music)
Another mysterious Black Metal act that doesn’t even inform of its provenance. Revolving around themes of the Übermensch and the purification with fire and the metaphor of the warrior, Drought are playing a kind of Black Metal that comes close to its purity. Read here : something like DarkThrone’s Soulside Journey or Immortal’s Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism. A Black Metal that is very close to Death Metal.
The production is raw and there is a warmth in it and it does work for me. But the four songs didn’t make me wanting for more that much. It doesn’t serve any surprises or curveballs and this is what was the most saddening. I wanted to like this so much but I think it didn’t connect with me. Maybe next time Drought.