"Portugal's black metal scene has been exploding as of late...Porto's Nevoa have been making waves as well, though of a decidedly more progressive nature. Their take on the genre is a bit more dynamic—there's a much heavier emphasis on experimental song structures, innovative percussion, and brooding atmosphere than one would expect from one of their geographical peers, and it's a breath of fresh air to ears more used to being sandblasted whenever the "Portuguese black metal" label appears.
Last year, the duo released their second full-length, Re Un, and not long after, they've returned with a new standalone single that they'll be releasing on Bandcamp today (March 31). As the band explained, "'Pale and Frail, He Stands' serves as a transition between our previous record and what we aim to do in the future. Lyrically, the song refers to the frailty of the human mind and how easily it can be corrupted and torn apart by a sense of distorted reality, solitude and alienation."" - Noisey/Kim Kelly
released March 31, 2017
Produced by Névoa and João Brandão
Mixed by João Brandão at Estúdios Sá da Bandeira
Mastered by Miguel Pinheiro Marques at SDB Mastering
Cover photograph by Lais Pereira
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