PATRIA – INDIVIDUALISM LP (Indie Recordings)
First thing I should stress is that there is nothing in any way remarkable, spectacular or unique about ‘Individualism’. Essentially, this is a pretty ordinary Black Metal album, which plods along rather harmlessly for 42 minutes and certainly doesn’t leave me gasping in awe or yearning for more. Having said that, a solid, steady Black Metal album from a Brazilian horde is still a pretty cool thing in my eyes.
The three short instrumentals serve to break up the monotony somewhat, even if Patria do stop short of incorporating diversity into the actual songs themselves. All in all, even though this is far from mandatory, it’s still hard to fault with Patria’s fifth full-length in any major way.