Besra’s debut album Anhedonia is out now via Temple of Torturous.
Two years ago Finnish post metal outfit Besra released their thundering and adventurous debut album Anhedonia. An intense an oppressive listen the album consisting of enormous gritty riffs, hypnotic sequences of beautiful restraint and epic running times. During writing for that album they also wrote the song ‘Unsullied’. However, they felt it didn’t quite sit well with the other songs on the record and so decided to hold onto it and release it as its own independent piece.
Personally, I feel ‘Unsullied’ would have worked well on Anhedonia but what do I know? I just write shit about music in my spare time. Anyway, ‘Unsullied’ is more direct and brutal than the material on Anhedonia. Clocking in just under six minutes, it is nearly three minutes shorted than anything from the band’s debut. Having said that, all the Besra hallmarks are present and correct. Epic stuff, lads.