ARTIST:

PERIHELION

(HUNGARY)
TITLE:

ÖRVÉNY

(2017)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

POST ROCK

/ POST METAL
TAGS:
Folk, Groovy
""Örvény" offers a balance between post rock, atmospheric and post metal almost perfect, as well as the balance between sweetness, joy, rage and darkness."
PROGRACER (23.11.2017)  
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After an eponymous post-death album in 2014 and a promising EP in 2016, the Hungarians from Perihelion are back with "Örvény", the third album of the Debrecen quartet, in a post-rock/post-metal register entirely sung in Hungarian. 

The first contact with the album is made through a very successful artwork by Costin Chioreanu, known for his work with bands such as Enslaved, Leprous or Arch Enemy. After a strange first track more folk than metallic, Perihelion invites itself to the table of the post-rock gotha with a few bravura tracks that set them apart from the usual productions. Indeed, the band shows a well asserted personality through a singular music halfway between post rock and post metal, the whole wrapped in an atmospheric layer and whose vocals constitute a very personal singularity. 

Confusing at the beginning (impossible not to think of 'Stach Stach' from the all too soon disappeared Bratisla Boys), the vocals in Hungarian, sometimes close to Turkish by ear (notably on 'Romokon' or 'Bardó') proves to be very expressive on this type of music. Tracks like 'Bolyongó' or 'Ébredő Táj' are carried by the warm and bewitching voice of Gyula Vasvári on lively rhythms in a post-metal vein with particularly successful arrangements and communicative energy. 

But it is the three central tracks that catch the most attention. As the tempo calms down, the compositions are finely chiselled and the airy passages with crystalline guitars characteristic of modern post-rock skillfully alternate with rougher flights of fancy. The melodies are simple and effective and the vocals, combined with fine atmospheric arrangements, trigger immediate emotions. 'Romokon' and 'Örvény' alone synthesize the range of Hungarian writing and composition talent. The second, which gives the album its name, is surprisingly powerful melodically and rhythmically. The titles follow one another naturally and the impression of a work conceived as a unique piece is permanent.

With a frustrating length of only 39 minutes, this third album by Perihelion avoids the pitfall of excessive folklore and sounds like a foretold consecration. The natural sequence of tracks, which unrolls the thread of the album constructed as a single piece intelligently mixing several close and complementary styles, would almost make you forget a sometimes too typical song that might put off some listeners. The balance between post rock, atmospheric and post metal is almost perfect, as well as the balance between sweetness, joy, rage and darkness. The technical mastery is equal to the quality of composition and the exemplary production enhances each instrument. An album to be listened to and listened to again and again without moderation.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Kihalt égi Folyosók
02. Bolyongó
03. Fényt!
04. Örvény
05. Romokon
06. Ébredo Táj
07. Bardó

LINEUP:
Balázs Hubicska: Guitares
Barna Katonka: Batterie
Gyula Vasvári: Chant / Guitares
Tamas Varkoly: Basse
   
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