Köd, their first EP, with its four tracks simply titled I, II, III and IV, released in June 1, 2015 – a little more than a year ago – is already a vociferous retaliation of underground metal. With a personal proposition of sound, they build sound structures made of air and stone, with grey waves of compounding desolation, detracting from the dilacerating composition of their experimental – but at the same time very objective – approach, that makes their music sound as a daydream lost in an inexistent day of perpetual fog.
The first track is a refreshing, yet empiric work of art, that blew my mind in the first hearing. With aggressive, but somewhat very elusive guitars, that build hallucinatory digressions of perfectionist beauty, the elemental line constructed by the atmosphere of the track defines a disguised obliteration of indefinite streams of a wide range of nothingness, distorted by a very subtle sphere of a despicable world made by the apathy of derogatory shadows, that will lead you to another level of instinctive commiseration and reflexive thoughts.
Ygfan makes you travel to places never seen before. Passing by worlds made of mist and ruins, cadaveric flows of haze and dust will speak through your eyes and throughout your soul, as the infinite vastness of empty abysses that they subtlety built in and around you never collapses, but gets stronger and stronger in each track, revealing a detrimental but very fulfilling landmark of testifying leniency, that gives Ygfan such a remarkable level of uniqueness, that you will hardly find even in underground music, nowadays.
With a daring creative outlook, Ygfan imposes no limitations to their music. With the possibilities being endless, and precociously acknowledging a nefarious inclination for crossing boundaries, that sets up an audacious environment that never expires on its own grounds of musical experiment, Ygfan is not only a promise, but a concrete and solid statement that creativity is a tool for the strong. With their sound, they build doomed worlds of undeniable plague, formidably and intrinsically entrained in a constant reiteration of catalytic beauty.
This is the kind of music that gets you thrilled, and very enthusiastic about the works that Ygfan may present us in the future. There is so much potential here, that I get too exultant when I think about it, especially when we realize that Köd is Ygfan’s first work, and that this is just a small sample of their attributes, the beginning of what they may accomplish in the near future, regarding their music.
If you appreciate experimental music defined on the border of Post-Rock, Black Metal and Post-Metal, you should listen to this. Köd, Ygfan’s debut, is a first class work, that will make you thrive in each and every minute of its tracks.