DVAR - Zii
Experimental, Neofolk The album starts out with the neo-medievil electro-piece "Va Raii Uvah". What these words means only God and the creature Dvar fully knows so any analysis of the lyrics would be infertile. As said before about Dvar, he is a creature channeling his musical ambitions into the members of Dvar. Who these members are nobody really knows.

The vocals themselves are well-performed and the vocalist clearly has a strong and trained voice which he spends on these crow-like bird shrieks Dvar has become relatively famous for. A quick research reveals that the fans of Dvar are loyal and often borderline obsessed with the band. It is definitely the kind of band you either love or hate.

On this album, Dvar has taken a liking to childlike melodies - happy plings and plongs fill your ears from beginning to end of the album. I feel that the band has had a lot of fun making this album, but I am not sure how much of its creation is like a joke to the band members.

Undoubtedly, the instrumentals are professional and the album is mastered by professionals, but I feel it lacks some of the passion other works have shown. The songs don't really go anywhere and each melody is replaced hurriedly by another before you know what is going on.

Fact is the albums Zii and Fayah sound very similar, the latter being the best in my opinion offering a more coherent structure and more evolved melodic sentences. I would choose neither of these as an introduction unless you think the mentally insane folk sound will appeal to your ears.

No tracks on this album stand out much musically, and after a while you start wishing you could hear an intelligible language again opposed to Dvar's enochian lyrics.
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Brutal Resonance

DVAR - Zii

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2008 by Monopoly Records
The album starts out with the neo-medievil electro-piece "Va Raii Uvah". What these words means only God and the creature Dvar fully knows so any analysis of the lyrics would be infertile. As said before about Dvar, he is a creature channeling his musical ambitions into the members of Dvar. Who these members are nobody really knows.

The vocals themselves are well-performed and the vocalist clearly has a strong and trained voice which he spends on these crow-like bird shrieks Dvar has become relatively famous for. A quick research reveals that the fans of Dvar are loyal and often borderline obsessed with the band. It is definitely the kind of band you either love or hate.

On this album, Dvar has taken a liking to childlike melodies - happy plings and plongs fill your ears from beginning to end of the album. I feel that the band has had a lot of fun making this album, but I am not sure how much of its creation is like a joke to the band members.

Undoubtedly, the instrumentals are professional and the album is mastered by professionals, but I feel it lacks some of the passion other works have shown. The songs don't really go anywhere and each melody is replaced hurriedly by another before you know what is going on.

Fact is the albums Zii and Fayah sound very similar, the latter being the best in my opinion offering a more coherent structure and more evolved melodic sentences. I would choose neither of these as an introduction unless you think the mentally insane folk sound will appeal to your ears.

No tracks on this album stand out much musically, and after a while you start wishing you could hear an intelligible language again opposed to Dvar's enochian lyrics.
Jun 17 2011

Jon Andre Lundal

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