Smerz - Believer
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Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #155 / 192
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Based on 108 ratings
2021 Ratings: #107
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The promising duo 'Smerz' finally debuted and the expectations come along with the record. Since 70% of the album are instrumentals I would like to focus on describing what I felt listening to the productions. I would like to state that the tracks flow very well, everything works like a stair, it's climbing towards different directions but all in one objective.
There's a little bit of everything, even church kinda sounds, some house productions, hyperpop, different instruments, and when they ... read more
if the cult from midsommar threw a rave, this would be its soundtrack
Smerz finally drop their first LP. The pagan duo release a witchy pop album with a floral collage of electronic textures along with a vast orchestration in minimal ways. They know how and when to make certain moments as slow and methodical as they need to and it works. This album is riddled with their best qualities heard in their previous two EPs and although it’s not filled to the brim with catchy singles, each song has its merit to be released as such.
I liked the classic stuff and some of the exprimetal parts, I didn't enjoy the vocals it seemed like it didn't really go with the instrumental, it's too long some of the tracks could have been removed and the album could still exist.

It does create an interesting environment it sounded mechanic and wet ,like one of those factories you see in movies?
I also didn't despise the parts in norwegian, great cover art conveys well the sound and the feel of the album.

I probably should go ... read more
Why so many fillers?

The whole album loses coherence when you put boring and repetitive instrumentals between fat beats
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Added on: January 13, 2021