Dark music from Portugal. A strange and stripped down blend between Black Metal, rock music, melancholy and rage.
“Adaga’s first public recording, the full-length Das Ruínas do Ser reimagines black metal in its most skeletal form: stripped of distortion, free of effects, barebones by choice and not necessity. Forlorn and forgotten, the path this entity wanders upon is a desolate one suffused with a paradoxically beautiful melancholy. The undistorted strings ring with a haunting clarity that penetrates the soul in a most penultimate manner; the hackle-raising howls from the abyss reorient the listener that, despite whatever surface (DARK) “beauty” there may be here, it’s all resonating from a radiant pool of blackest metal. As such, that path takes many turns – some barely moving, others violently unrestrained, all plaintive and poignant and undeniably human, even uncomfortably so – and Adaga guides the listener across tense terrain that altogether fires the imagination by leaving nearly everything up to it. How frightening is NOT KNOWING? The six-song/31-minute Das Ruínas do Ser offers some answers, but the work is left entirely to the intrepid.” (text by Nathan Birk)
Black vinyl version, comes with a lyric sheet and an A2 double sided poster.