text: Oscar Wendt
Noc Lekkich Obyczajów
September 9th, 2017
Biesy (fiends in Polish) is a new creation formed in an evil mind of PR and supported by Stawrogin and MP known from bands like Odraza or Outre. Not trying to hide my adoration for those projects, I was thrilled when I’ve heard about new music coming from those masterminds. The first trailer just teased my musical senses and soon it was time to make myself familiar with the whole album from Biesy – Noc Lekkich Obyczajów.
The album develops slowly but surely with the first track soon to reveal Biesy’s real face. Każdego Dnia has got this somehow depressive and very serious overtone but you will quickly find out that the whole album is enveloped in the misanthropic and gloomy aura which sounds natural but very conscious at the same time. Stawrogin’s powerful vocals oscillate between black and death metal characteristics and they contribute to the album a lot, making it even more idiosyncratic.
Also, it doesn’t take long to notice some progressive elements and complex structure of songs. Those nuances are in fact not new for the musicians who managed to get us used to this style. Both Outre and Odraza were the projects that played with complicated riffs and ambiguous compositions. Some will love it, the others will frown with dissatisfaction. I am, however, more than contented with this particular form. Thanks to this, Noc Lekkich Obyczajów feels to be very open and cavernous. In other words – expect the unexpected! Frequent tempo changes also work in favour of Biesy’s first offering. There is an antithesis of very slow and penetrating parts that work well with strong blasting sections.
Rzucony w Przestrzeń is a longest, over 11 minute long composition, which is kind of divided into two parts separated with a weird interlude that I’m struggling to interpret. There is no constant element which gives you a feeling of being told a story. A story that scares and disturbs you…
I dare to say that Biesy’s Noc Lekkich Obyczajów falls somewhere in the middle between Odraza and Outre in general. It’s so similar yet so different. In terms of the concept, both visual and musical, it does appear as an interesting album for all those who like black metal from a slightly unconventional point of view. Normally, I prefer to stick to less ‘experimental‘ tunes, but Noc Lekkich Obyczajów will definitely be an album that I’ll be coming back to quite often.