The Latvian-French trio Nostra, which has been harbingering doom in the aesthetics of their post-Soviet brutalist tracks since 2016, rode a cataclysmically cold wave in the standout single, Delta, prised from their forthcoming album, Sea of Fertility.
Buzzsaw riffs and cuttingly angular syncopated guitars tear their way through the glacial climate of the instrumental piece as the postmodernist production plays devil’s advocate with doomy elements of post-rock and post-metal.
The causticness of the artful industrialist rancour feeds off the expressively melodic time signatures to deliver a sonic landscape which holds no prisoners while leaving your rhythmic pulses attuned to the visceral virtuosity of the power trio, which has everything it takes to stand at the vanguard of the new wave post-rock movement. As days get dark, Nostra is only going to get darker to signify the desolation of our times.
Head over to Bandcamp to stream Delta and pre-order the upcoming LP, Sea of Fertility.
Review by Amelia Vandergast