Distribution: Plastic Head / Sound Pollution
Even though much has been written and recorded when it comes to extreme metal, FLUISTERAARS are quite extraordinary in their way of arranging and presenting music. With vast influences concerning the ambience and atmospheric aspects of their craft the Dutch trinity is not to be easily stuck in just one plain direction. The early on forged term "Windswept Black Metal" recalling imagery of rain, decay, bleakness and intoxication still to date embodies their own amalgamation of intriguing, atmospheric music.
The band's last year debut album titled "Dromers", was firmly rooted in the fertile soil cultivated by Drudkh, Primordial or even Agalloch, nevertheless built its own aura. Excellent reviews at the press, whilst also garnering end of year list entries and other critical accolades along the way, hailed FLUISTERAARS as one of the new potent stalwarts of Dutch black metal.
Blending the welcoming, epic affair of their debut with more harsh and biting efforts more reminiscent of 90s black metal, “Luwte” captures the band from a slightly different, yet none less qualitative angle. While the band had already shown their effective vigor with time stretching melodic and edgy grandeur, this second album is very much the more ferocious finished extension to it. An unpolished yet elaborate production with final mastering duties taken over by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY perfectly suits the dynamic, intelligent nature of the music. Sealing the deal the band adds: "FLUISTERAARS takes you on a journey through the mind. A journey where they build the roads, to create the landscapes through which they travel and where they call the seasons. Their strength is drawn from the compelling nature of their music, which captivates you to the point of hypnosis. Leading you unnoticed to the inevitable end of the road, emptiness…"
1. De Laatste Verademing
3. Stille Wateren
4. Alles Dat Niets Omvat