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Originally released back in 1996, 'Zirindu-Sa' is the debut album by esoteric Romanian black metal band Negura Bunget. Generally speaking, the album is rather dynamic, coming across like a slightly subdued early Gorgoroth and accompanied by warm swathes of synth, with relentless, reedy-sounding and grindingly melodic melancholy guitars, alongside pummelling drums, harsh, rasped, Romanian vocals and the odd ecstatic clean evocation.
Whilst the album sometimes recalls early Burzum with its ancient-yet-vital-sounding tremelo-riffing and grinding minimalism, it also has a very euphoric and 'floaty' feel to it, with a distincly symphonic sound that regularly permates through the raw and organic riffs.
Like all of Negura's output, Zirindu-Sa sounds very 'earthy' and mystical, with its vocals frequently rising to become ecstatic and hysterical whilst the songs move ever-forward with tantric momentum. Whilst it may seem impenetrably dense on first-listen, its weaves can be untangled by multiuple listens and the album is most definitely a grower, coming highly recommended to fans of Burzum, Gorgoroth, and Drudkh to name a few.
1. Blăznit 04:30
2. Negrii 05:42
3. În Miaz de Negru 04:15
4. Dîn Afundul Adîncului Întrupat 05:33
5. Pohvala Hulă 05:22
6. De Rece Sîngie 03:49
7. Dupre Reci Îmbre 04:02
8. Vel Proclet 04:14
Total playing time 37:27