Friday, June 26, 2009

AOL Noisecreep Talks to Bergraven's Pär Gustafsson About New Album, The Macabre and More!

Bergraven Is Melancholy but Not Black Metal

Black metal has always been about individualism and not being "one of the sheep," yet more and more albums seem to be coming out of the woodwork with the obligatory forest scene artwork, indecipherable band name, buzzing lo-fi guitars and tortured screams. Sweden's Bergraven -- aka sole band member and multi-instrumentalist Par Gustaffssons -- has shunned such cliches to make some of the most evolved, compelling and expressive extreme music we've heard in a while. In a sea of misanthropic music makers, Bergraven stands alone as a band that truly adheres to the black metal ideology. Ironically, Par rejects the black metal tag entirely.

(((Read the full interview here!)))