Defined by the band as ” “a powerful force or blow or strike that has no regard for the consequences or the repercussions. And in that sense it’s not directed either, it’s just a chaotic strike of energy…. a force of chaos, and a force of life and death and anything.”, Bölzer is a psychedelic black/death metal two man band from Switzerland. Consisting of HzR (Drums) and KzR (Guitars, Vocals), we have a very interesting release on our hands. Aura is the band’s first EP Release, consisting of three tracks of wild, rambunctious music that is sure to turn some heads. Coronal Mass Ejaculation (C.M.E.) opens us up, and begins as a drudgy welcoming, containing KzR’s mixture of deep growling and and chaotic yelling that compliments the music well. The song then starts picking up speed with some good rhythm progression. The next track, Entranced by the Wolfshook is by far my favorite. It has an atmospheric sound with an awesome tremolo rhythm and melody to it. I picture some foggy graveyard with a dude in a carriage riding through, its pretty fucking badass. The final track, The Great Unifier, is the longest. It has a very slow start, slowly building up to anguishful yelling. Again, this song picks up the pace rather quickly and assaults the listener with a barrage of mayhem. It also contains a nice “breakdown” with KzR’s vocals coming full force. I don’t have anything negative to say about this release, as all of the tracks are right up there with the best of them. Check this out now.
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal
Label: Iron Bonehead Productions
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Release: May 13th, 2013
3. The Great Unifier