Just got a message about this band called Shturm. I cannot begin to compare this to anything I’ve ever heard, but it’s good. Boy is it GOOD!
Shturm is a group of four guys from Krasnodar, Russia, a city located in the South-Western corner of the country. Taking a quick look through the band’s profile page on Encyclopaedia Metallum, my guess is the band started out in 2003, doing a brutal sort of Black Metal. Their first record came out in 2004 and carries the title unambiguous title Fresh Christian Meat.
Stepping forward in time to the current year, the band released its third album, called Karmaruna. I don’t proclaim to have heard anything more of that than the one song for which they released a video, but that does seem to suggest the band have drastically developed their style since 2004. I’ve lined up the video past the jump.
To take an all but adequate stab at describing the song, which is titled Solitude Beside by the way, I’m hearing a lot of blast beats, a highly technical proficiency in guitars and bass, an extremely varied pallet of vocals and a few grooving melodic sections too. That gives you absolutely no clue whatsoever what to expect, so let me just serve up the song. Play it through, as this is incredibly rewarding stuff.
Check out the band on Facebook too.