Make a Change... Kill Yourself - Fri
Label: Black Hate Productions
Reviewer: Azmo Lozmodial - 2012-12-29
Highlights: Du Er Alen
As the depressive suicidal black metal is getting more and more recognition in the metal realm, I was really waiting the Danish "Make a Change... Kill Yourself" to release its third full length album "Fri" after the very successful release "II" that dig its way toward the ears of every DSBM listener since 2007. The name of the band is not the only thing that can caught your attention, the structure of the music that sums up the pieces of Silencer and Nyktalgia together can also caught your attention in a very originative way. The tempo of the tracks is one of the first things that makes this danish group dissimilar than most of the slow paced DSBM bands that exist nowadays, the vital drums line makes this music full of anti-existentialism feelings. The black metal vocals that have been influenced by the second movement of black metal are floating on the surface of the guitars, making the whole environment more devilish and melancholic at the same time.
The track "Fri Fra Denne Verden" is faster somehow than the track "Livets Gave", but the second one has more depressive feelings and dim essence than most of the other tracks in this album. The slow-paced track "Du Er Alene" reminds me a lot of the band Nocturnal Depression, the same slow-motion guitar sections and the sluggish double bass makes this track one of the most atmospheric-dramatic tracks in this album. These three tracks are not the only pieces of this record, because this full-length has so much to give; the final track that runs for more than 18 minutes is the strongest depressive black metal songs that I've heard in 2012 because of its deep tremolo guitar melodies and atmospheric keyboard melodies.
Overall, this album has the same creative DSBM performance that this Danish group has presented in the previous albums, but this time with more deep and excellent ideas to make the structure of the tracks more stable and anti-boring. If you're searching for the perfect DSBM that can fit this winter perfectly, then you have to get your copy of this release right now and forget about all the other releases.