A little more than a month ago came out the debut ep of the Dutch Yantras, a trio dedicated to a post metal doom of considerable intensity and, above all, not at all obvious. The difference compared to many other good bands in this stylistic field is inevitably the use of a performer like Natalya Thelen, instinctive vocalist, perhaps not always orthodox but capable of transmitting emotions both when she uses a clean voice quite personal, both when she launches into a scream of rare cruelty. S O N is a relatively short work, but the half hour of music offered by Yantras is so rich that it makes the whole duration absolutely adequate. Sem Luijten and Onno Theelen accompany Natalya on four tracks that are surprising for their evocative power and depth. What is most striking about the work is the sense of spontaneity that flows from the notes, reinforcing the well-founded feeling that the artistic expression of the Yantras has nothing constructed or artificial about it. There is enormous potential here which, if put in the right hands, could push the trio to challenge the leading names in the industry in the near future.
2021 – Independent