Thursday, June 16, 2011

Monumental Despair

As far as I can tell, the name Rautarutto means "Iron Pestilence," which is a pretty heavy name, right? The band Rautarutto hail from the bullshit town of Kuhmo, a town known mainly for chamber music. The band so far has released four interesting demos, Monument of Despair is the last and was released in 2005. Rautarutto play a sort of dissonant and plodding Black Metal that reminds me of trudging through snow. The band rarely blasts, but they never seem to resort to the Burzumic melancholy of the slower Black Metal bands. And while Monument of Despair doesn't exactly have top notch production values, it does have some great tones and atmosphere in its sound.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

the archives states it stands for "iron plague"

Owen said...

Finland pretty much rules black metal at this point in my book.

Anonymous said...

what a shitty album cover

Aesop said...

Yes it is pretty lazy