Some will call this “Avant-garde” and others will use the term “Progressive”. Fact is that melancholy is the main subject on “Igne Natura Renovatur Integra” which is indeed embedded in Avant-garde and Progressive Black Metal. You will hear a lot of pace and atmosphere changes, twists, staccato riffs and melancholic chants in the vein of Arcturus/Borknagar’s ICS Vortex.
For the regular Black Metal fan this will be a “oh, this is a nice part” kinda album, cause there happens a lot within one song. For the ones who like to stir it up a bit and is intrigued by a mix of new Mayhem, Arcturus, Deathspell Omega and old Solefald…give it a listen. (Ricardo)