Sibiir At A Glance…
Cover photo credit: Fotograf Stian S. Evensen – Click Here.
When discussing the darkest and heaviest in alternative music you find that nowhere is quite as synonymous with it as Scandinavia, with Norway standing as perhaps the prime example in the region.
This is where Oslo natives Sibiir come in. The band’s brutal and progressively toned culmination of the hardest and most viscerally aggressive Hardcore Punk, laden with shavings of time-changing Post-Hardcore is something to behold, especially with its use of crushing Metal riffs and Black Metal gloss (if such a thing exists).
The band have been safely in the game of making noise since 2013 and with the release of debut self-titled record the three year wait suddenly makes all the more painfully distorted and blackened sense.
With Sibiir, part of their imposing strength is the multi-applicability their music has. The melodic leads from their Black Metal borrowings are as clear as the drawn out and almost emotive intros and refrains borrowed from the more progressive worlds of Post-Hardcore and Post-Metal. Those into Isis(band) may well find something here.
‘The Spiral’ is utterly brutal despite its slow and subdued pace while by the time you find yourself completely ensnared by the Hardcore/Post-Hardcore maelstrom that is ‘Beat Them To Death’, you are either scared out of wits, having the time of your life or somewhere in-between.
The opening guitars on ‘White Noise’ are utterly haunting and waste no time in pushing you into the deep and dark world Sibiir inhabit. The final third of the track boasts more of the contrasting melodic guitar work Sibiir use to break up the raw power they barely contain on an album at even at this late stage, still has you rusted-hook, blood soaked line and foreboding sinker.
Sibiir are a hell of a drug.
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