Heavy News by Katha
(0) is a mystery… It’s not just the band’s name and the line-up, presented only by the initials, but also their style, which does not shy away from experiments. The band (pronounced “Parentes0parentes”) offers a hallucinating Progressive Black Metal to the listener.
On Friday April 24, they released their debut album SkamHan. Heavy riffs and dark shimmering melodies pull the listener straight into the signature (0) atmosphere. Brightened by sanguine interludes, dark growls paired with infernal drumming lead into exhilarating spheres.
In coincide with the release date, (0) published a video for the single “Sortfugl” inspired by overcoming isolation. And they want to send a message to all who are united by the same circumstances.
Watch the video here:
The band states:
“The album SkamHan is for us the natural sequel to the (0) EP which came out almost 3 years ago. We have been looking forward to releasing the album and although it does happen in circumstances we could never have imagined in any way, we are happy to share the music with you. We do so in the humble awareness that the world faces a huge challenge and that large parts of humanity are exposed to conditions that we unfortunately do not know the final consequences of.
But one of the things that binds us together is music. SkamHan deals with issues such as depression, desperation, isolation, separation and shame. Occasionally one has to dig into the darkness and accept that life is also dark. Enjoy the darkness!
With many greetings and hope for all good”
(0) – MA, FJ, MC, JK and JU
About the album:
In rousing dark euphoria, (0) lifts the veil for their debut album SkamHan, a lucid dream wrapped in growling dark melancholia. Seven explosive and oppressive tracks presented in a frenzied mania blossom into a hallucinating mixture of black, drone and post metal spiced with intense sludge and progressive influences. The opening track, “Tyndere End Hud”, infatuates with intoxicating riffs and forceful growls, drawing its listener into the dark vortex. Pain and gloomy nothingness dominate the luminous expanse of SkamHan and symbolize the extreme soundscapes in an opus of darkness. The eponymous track crucially grows to a cathartic vibrating atmosphere and ruptures in energetic parts due to the agonized, bloodcurdling growls. The atmospheric expansiveness of the final track, “Alle Renses”, reminds that the routes of (0) remain labyrinthine. The elusive quintet bites the ear of the listener and drips with blackened obscurity.
Get your copy of SkamHan here: https://smarturl.it/SkamHan-NPR
1. Tyndere End Hud
4. Rød Glorie
7. Alle Renses