Among the various bands that propose themselves to get a review of their works (I must say almost always with great courtesy and often with surprising humility, at least for the times in which we live), not being yet supported by a label or an agency, there are these Nebulae Come Sweet, Belarusian trio that decided to contact us after having appreciated what we wrote about the recent full length of their friends and compatriots Woe Unto Me. Compared to the latter, interpreters of an excellent death doom, however rather restless and open to various contaminations, the guys from Minsk propose an exemplary form of post metal, with changing traits and especially characterized by a superfine melodic taste. Unlike many realities afferent to the same genre (which is however by its definition difficult to circumscribe within a well-defined scope), Nebulae Come Sweet reduce to a minimum the extreme component, making the sludge doom outbursts coincide with the songs that see the vocal contribution of famous guests, such as T, with Christopher Bennett of Minsk (precisely …), and Santa Sangre, with Kristoffer Bäckström of Moloken. Paradoxically, having to somehow adapt to the propensities of these musicians, ours end up almost distorting their most dreamy and rarefied nature, because at the end of the day, the two tracks mentioned, although remarkable, do not fully represent the peculiar characteristics: It Is Not The Night That Covers You, in fact, is a journey at times adventurous in the course of which is a melancholy state to act as the main guideline, but what is surprising, in addition to the compositional maturity of a group still at the debut step on long distance, is the attention to detail appreciated by the richness of instrumental passages (a song like R, with the decisive contribution of the saxophone, is truly amazing in this sense), favored by the use of other guests that provide the whole aura at times tenuously symphonic.
By the way, if someone is wondering why the titles of the various tracks are mostly so essential just read them vertically and, starting from the second to the ninth, it will form a more eloquent Le Nocturne…; in fact, the feeling that offers the sound, in more than one step, is just that of a setting far from the sunlight or the rutilant and artificial cities in these days coinciding with the festivities of the end of the year. The final picture, which arises from all these considerations, is that of a band of higher than average level remained until now well hidden, a little ‘for his geographical origin but, above all, because an album of the value of It Is Not The Night That Covers You, released only in digital format at the end of 2016 and reproposed in CD last November, so far has not found the right channels to reach the ears of those who want to hear; in our small way we try to do the work of dissemination, waiting for some subject responsible for the dissemination of good music realizes the value of Nebulae Come Sweet, giving them the right visibility outside the national borders.
2016 – Independent