Wednesday, November 17, 2010
El-Ahrairah are a three piece black metal band from Minnesota, I present to you their self titled demo from 2009. Lyrically, El-Ahrairah are inspired by native American folklore but revolve even heavier around the book Watership Down by Richard Adams, which is essentially a political allegory wherein rabbits take on an anthropomorphic role that involves a heavy usage of symbolism to communicate ideas of environmentalism and anti-authoritarian ideals. The actual sound on this demo is perfectly low passed and offers that genuinely comfortable tape sounding quality, the songs themselves are structured in a less orthodox fashion than most black metal on this blog. Noisey, yet fully capable of achieving those majestic tones beneath the fuzz and static.The emotive quality captured here is both provocative as it is utterly passionate.