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Australian one-man band Nekrasov continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal, but the singular focus on otherworldliness remains consistent, and while the experience is challenging to the utmost, it is also ultimately rewarding. For over 20 years, Nekrasov has managed to produce a furious and manic sound while experimenting with a broad spectrum of avant-garde techniques beginning with 2007's Into The No-Man's Sphere Of The Ancient Days. With ambient and industrial elements colliding against his black-metal roots along with abstract vocals that approach the noise of the guitar, Nekrasov has carved out and created his own niche and cult following.
The Mirror Void is his seventh full length and first for Prosthetic Records. This is black metal reimagined. Not the tamed and domesticated sound possessed by so many bands today, not just another cool extreme metal sub-genre, but instead, an alternative history where black metal dives deeper into its most challenging tendencies and embraces what philosopher Nick Land would term the "Radical Outside." Here, misanthropy is not enough, seeing as how hating mankind would still be assigning it some sort of significance. This isn't inhumanity, this is unhumanity, the universe existing without us. Not unlike the negative metal of Nekrasov's other project, Rebel Wizard, just more disturbing and alarming