Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Vagtazo Halottkemek - Hammering At The Gates Of Nothingness

This is...I don't know what to say this is. It's Hungarian, first of all. Second of all, it sounds like this: you're in a movie. You're on horseback and you're surrounded by a ragtag bunch. Y'all are looking at a hill. You hear the beat of several thousand horse hooves. And then, suddenly, on the hilltop, you notice the horizon becomes blotted with riders ready to descend and fuck you up. You realize some of them have fire. You whisper, "Oh shit."

That's what it sounds like to me. What does it sound like to you?

As someone else who has posted another album of theirs on his blog put it: "Hungarian is probably the only language on Earth in which this would not sound ridiculous."

Totally true. Just look at them. But not before you've listened to it, because that geeky image betrays something beautiful and hypnotic.