TARDIGRADA – Emotionale Ödnis, DLP
Swiss Black Metal is no new card on the table. Cultivated by the likes of Hellhammer/Celtic Frost and Samael early on, and bands such as Darkspace and Paysage D´Hiver in more recent years, this rather small country has always had an excellent leading artistry; and it's no less so with the likes of Tardigrada.
Emotionale Ödnis (emotional wasteland) marks the band`s debut record that follows up on their already excellent demonstration mark "Widrstand" from 2012 and rare live performances.With all lyrics mainly done in the swiss dialect, Tardigrada present a darkly melancholic voyage; lush with atmosphere and texture.
Recorded and finalized at Iguana Studios and featuring custom artwork by Misanthropic Art, 'Emotionale Ödnis' sets the listener on a bleak sonic journey over the duration of 60 minutes. Intertwined with instrumental passages, just like a flickering dull light carried through a colourless landscape, it is a prime example of deep breathing, sorrowful black metal; ripe in execution and character.