I stumbled across Airs whilst having a bit of a trawl through bandcamp a month or so ago. Not really sure what I was looking for, I casually searched for “black metal” in the tags and this little gem popped up. I’m sure you’re looking at this cover and wondering how on earth it could be said to be black metal, “….but, the cover is all blue, and nice !” you cry. It certainly doesn’t strike you as a BM record on first glance, but delve into the sounds and you’ll soon be convinced.
Airs straddle that ever popular genre known as post-black metal; full of shoegazing, wistful long haired Frenchmen, and the occasional American counterpart. Somehow they manage to produce their music whilst the two members live at opposite ends of the country. A logistical nightmare I’m sure.
1. Overcast -das ende der zeit-
2. Rainclouds Over The Remains Of Hope
3. Cast Into The Sea
5. Everyone Has Died Post-Haste
7. Never Without
8. We’re Still Drifting
10. Clear Skies -und zeit beginnt von neuem-