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Welcome. El Bandit Moor is a black/doom band from Spain who only produced two demos a year apart. Not much else is known about it except that it's a one-man band and the influence for it's name is Karl von Moor from F. Shiller's "The Robbers" ("Die rauber").
I'm looking at his 2008 nameless demo. The three songs on it average from 6 to 7 minutes long each. The black metal influence is obvious with the guitar work, vocals, and drums. Personally, I don't see the doom in this. It's very good ambient black metal though. Vocals come in and tear at you at the right intervals and the guitar work is versatile ranging from rhythmic work to distorted noise. Bass' presence isn't overwhelming if felt at all. As with bands like this, their main purpose is to evoke darker emotions within us. What I get from this demo is so much pain and sorrow with a bit of muffled anger. Perhaps that's why the man behind this project added “doom” into the genre field in the first place. If so, then he deserves quite a bit of credit for more than successfully making that intent carry through the music. I would have to say that the song that accomplishes this the most for me is “L'enemic Interior.” It's grotesquely beautiful but very very painful to listen to which makes it all the more alluring in my eyes. Vocals at 2:55 to 3:06 make my heart ache. Whatever pain this person tapped into must have been pretty fresh and/or deep. My advice is to not listen to that song if you're going through some hard times unless you're the type that becomes detached. At which point, this demo takes the place of a sympathetic ear.
Part of me really really wishes that the lyrics were known to the online world. They would add another layer to emotions that music is trying to express. Regardless, enjoy this release from a fairly unknown project that almost slipped past my gaze.
Year of Release: 2008 Genre: Doom/Black Metal. Format: WAV Bitrate: Unknown