Switzerland’s Tardigrada have emerged as one of the leading purveyors of truly immersive, atmospheric extreme metal music. With members based in Basel and Zürich, the band’s demo “Widrstand” provides a glimpse into the sonic seeds that would fully grow into their acclaimed debut full-length “Emotionale Ödnis”, released by Eisenwald in 2016, as well as their forthcoming sophomore full-length “Vom Bruch bis zur Freiheit”, also set for release through Eisenwald.
On “Widrstand”, Tardigrada presents a rawer sound that is no less capable of gripping listeners with its keen sense for melody than the band’s more accomplished later works. Due to “Widrstand” no longer being available in its original, strictly limited release run, it is long overdue for a re-release. For this occasion, it will feature an additional song entitled “Leere” (which translates to “Emptiness”).
“Widrstand” has been carefully re-mastered by Christoph Brandes of Iguana Studios, allowing for listeners to experience them in a new light, enhancing their original soundscape while retaining the original recordings’ essence. The original artwork from Vincent has received a small makeover for this edition, retaining the vision of the original edition, minimal and bleak.
GENRE: Atmospheric Black Metal