Without crossing too far over specific genre borders, the debut EP from Russian one-man act OFFRET allows a little more variety and casts author Andrey Prokofiev as someone of a dark metal modernist. His offering is based on acoustic guitar and trombones framework distorted by Sunn Model T amp bass, and presents an unparalleled sense of wonder within each song. Perhaps Andrey should have added a bit more colour to the canvas, but this work was not crafted to entertain the kids. Plug in your headphones, launch the player and see the lyrics below to see why.
“No one here gets out alive”
Neither you nor me
Will get out from here alive
The sparkle and the abyss of those wolf eyes
And the determination to see it through
By ourselves, by ourselves
Baring teeth of human face.
The wind will chase the phantoms of our poor souls
Away to the darkness through the black smoke
To the cold and evil night
The Holy Fire has washed the logs of our dirty bodies
And burn them to ashes.
Follow me through the night and through the fog
Through the eternal dream and the dust of time
Through the water and the fire
Follow me to the place where there is no sun
Where you will forget the daylight in a pitch dark
So the thunder boomed and the time has come
Get out of your graves
The light of the whole Universe failed in a flash
Rush with me like a whirlwind in the night
So far as you can
To the place where there is no one dead or alive
Where there is no animals and no birds singing
To the place where there is the only way down.
The hell is empty and all the demons are here.