(drama) – Zastor Tišine (Altsphere Production, 24 February 2012)
Fuck me, I can’t seem to keep my eyes open. I’ve probably had about five cups of coffee today, but still, here I sit staring at this computer screen and it keeps going out of focus. Why does the last day of work before a break– especially a nice, long holiday weekend– always seem to drag on forever? Not that things will get any better when I leave here; I am completely dreading the fact that later tonight, and probably much of tomorrow as well, I will have to venture out into the world of holiday shopping! Suffering through the world’s worst drivers (they always seem to come out in hordes this time of year, don’t they?) to struggle to find a place to park; pushing through huge crowds of horribly annoying people to get the chance to spend money I can’t really afford on a bunch of crap that my family members don’t really need anyhow… it’s enough to seriously bring on an anxiety attack just thinking about it!
Of course, that’s why the past few days I have been cheering myself (and hopefully some of you out there in internet-land, as well) with great big heaps of awesomely depressive doom metal. Today’s post will complete the trilogy I described earlier (part I | part II), as we voyage to Croatia to check out the debut LP of a band from Zagreb called (drama), which is entitled Zastor Tišine (Croatian for The Curtain [or Shroud] of Silence).
Following a 2006 demo, the band actually recorded this full-length back in 2010 and made it available through various digital outlets earlier this year. I can’t remember, now, where I first became aware of them, but I know I heard one of their songs somewhere; I enjoyed it enough to be willing to put in the effort necessary to track down more info about the band– which was no small task! You try Googling the word “drama” – with or without the parentheses, it makes no difference – and see how easy it is to wade through the billions of results! (By the way, for your benefit I’ve included a list of links at the bottom of this post, so you can have a much easier time learning more about the band and keeping informed about them. You’re welcome.) Continue reading