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Unsettling Whispers

by GAEREA (Portugal)

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Gaerea have turned the genre of black metal on its head. While most rehash the classic sound, this Portuguese band take it forward and seamlessly integrate influences from other genres like hardcore and sludge. Sonically defiant and cohesive, Gaerea smash preconceived notions and deliver music they can call their own. 'Unsettling Whispers' is the much awaited full length album coming after their universally lauded self-titled EP. Transcending Obscurity Records will be putting it out on multiple formats with excellent packaging that includes gatefold LP, alternate artwork box set and 8-panel digipak with a 20-page booklet. Artful, stirring and deeply immersive, Gaerea are a band to watch out for. Their treatment of the music is not only meticulous but also unforgettable.

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released June 22, 2018

- "one of the year’s best black metal albums" - Decibel Magazine (US) Premiere + Interview

"stunning" - Metal Hammer (UK) VIDEO PREMIERE

- "more varied and ambitious than anything I can recall black metal giving us this year" - Angry Metal Guy (US) 4.5/5

- "your new favorite black metal band" - Metal Sucks (US)

- "a refreshing take on tried styles" - Metal Injection (US) Premiere

- "one of the best black metal releases this year" - Cadaver Garden (US)

- "one of the most important underground albums for 2018" - Rockabulary (Greece)

- "Don't be surprised if you see this on many a year-end list" - Brutalitopia (US)

- "doesn’t quite sound like anything else going right now" - Indy Metal Vault (US) Interview

- "immersive and enrapturing grandiosity" - Invisible Oranges (US)

- "the music is fantastic" - The Quietus (US)

- "great and original black metal" - Kronos Mortus (Hungary) 10/10

- "this will end up on plenty of year end lists" - The Metal Wanderlust (US) 4.5/5

"one of the best pieces of disturbing black metal for 2018" - NeKronos Promotion HELL (Portugal) 9.5/10

- "flawless" - Echoes and Dust (UK)

- "a truly spectacular effort" - GBHBL (US) 9.5/10

- "black metal of the highest quality" - The Sound Not The Word (UK)

- "could not have sounded any better" - Metal Exposure (US) 9/10

- "overpowering" - Echoes and Dust (UK) Interview

- "a lot of standout factors" - Metal Talk (UK) 9/10

- "captivating" - Overdrive Music Magazine (Australia) 9/10

- "an absolute must have, no doubt about that" - Merchants of Air (Belgium)

- "extremely impressive" - Rock 'n' Load (UK) 9/10

- "a riveting and multi-faceted experience" - No Clean Singing (US)

- "definitely a must have" - Trvefrykt Zine (Germany)

- "monolithic" - VM Underground (Netherlands)

- "the best that the Iberian black metal currently offers" - Schwermetall (Switzerland)

- "genre done right" - Heavy Blog Is Heavy (US)

- "treasure chest" - True Metal (Italy) 89/100

- "a great album" - Grimm Gent (Netherlands) 8.6/10

- "fascinating" - Hell Is Open (Germany) 8.5/10

- "great act" - Metal Only (Germany) 8.5/10

- "join the success of the new wave of extreme metal bands" - Lords of Metal (Netherlands) 83/100

- "Among the black metal revelations of the year" - Metal Italia (Italy) 8/10

- "The album is well done" - Thrashocore (France) 8/10

- "black metal in its elevated form" - Astral Noize (UK)

- "musically liberating" - Soundscape Magazine (UK) 8/10

- "I am hooked" - Battle Helm (Norway) 4/5

- "what current black metal should be" - RTMB (Spain) 8/10

- "confirms the band's potential" - Grind On The Road (Italy) 7.5/10

- "first-rate" - Wonderbox Metal (UK)

- "masters in dealing with human emotion" - Metal Addicts (US)

- "a very good album" - Metal Brothers (Spain)

- "highly recommended" - Heavy Metal Tribune (Singapore)

- "an album that no black metal fan should pass up" - Head-Banger Reviews (US)

- "blackened majesty" - The Killchain (UK)

- "recklessly addictive" - Toilet ov Hell (US)

- "an impressive band" - Dioses Del Metal (Spain)

- "very interesting" - Music In Belgium (Belgium)

- "excellent" - Dissecting The Euphony (Malaysia)

- "do not fail in making their intentions known" - Taste Nation (US)

- "very interesting" - Metal Addicts (US)

- "enjoyable" - Indy Metal Vault (US)

- "inspiring" - Grizzly Butts (US)

- "this should not be overlooked" - The Horror Dimension (Spain)

- "steeped in blackened fury and anger" - Scumfeast Zine (US)

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