Harakiri For The Sky - Mære
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their_nickname
85

I repeatedly saw this album by Harakiri for the Sky labelled in some form or fashion as black metal. I was actually kind of pleasantly surprised to hear what hit my ears as a more metallic version of a band like Touche Amore, with all of the energy and emotion that entails. There are definite elements of the blackgaze subgenre in here instrumentally, and they clearly are inspired by it with an appearance by none other than pioneer mastermind Neige from Alcest appearing on the second track. The ... read more

cL0k3
67

Well what can I say, it is good post black metal, but I do think its hampered by the track lengths. Sure it makes the songs bleed together, but the indie tones and piano give it some variety. I do think I'd appreciate more uniqueness like how Asthenia's Aisa has a freakin vocoder track, or how Malikliya's debut takes cues from J-pop (at least vocally). So it seems middle of the road for me.

NTTR
78

Harakiri for the Sky - Mære

Genre: Post Metal
Country: Austria

Final Verdict: 78% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 12th / 162

Highlight: And Oceans Between Us

Made me think of:
Unreqvited
Alcest
Deafheaven
Botanist
Numenorean

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Track List

  1. I, Pallbearer
  2. Sing for the Damage We've Done [feat. Neige]
  3. Us Against December Skies
  4. I'm All About the Dusk
  5. Three Empty Words
  6. Once Upon a Winter
  7. And Oceans Between Us
  8. Silver Needle // Golden Dawn [feat. voice of Gaerea]
  9. Time Is a Ghost
  10. Song to Say Goodbye [Placebo cover]
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Added on: October 13, 2020