Genre: Experimental Black Metal
Created by Adam Kalmbach, Jute Gyte is one of the best one-man BM projects in American black metal. Granted some of the albums fall within experimental electronic, ambient and noise, the albums dedicated to black metal are some of the best out there. The programmed beats that sometimes blast and at others keep strangely off-kilter rhythm, and layered walls of unconventional scales and chords, create an abrasively unique atmosphere that simultaneously repels and attracts the listener. Like Xasthur and Leviathan, who I believe he easily ranks with, the music is not easily accessible but once you allow yourself to be consumed by it, the experience is well worth the effort. Just like the previously mentioned projects, he’s attempting to do his own thing while taking the bare bones of black metal and adding his own flesh and blood, constructing dark homages to the transiency and loneliness of modern life. Every song surprises with a sudden change in direction and a riff or two that come from out of nowhere and would almost seem out of place in the genre (if he wasn’t so adept at constructing these sound collages) which completely keeps you listening and waiting. His screaming can get a little much at times and I wish he used his death growl more but other than that this is a very interesting album of outsider art that more BM fans need to be aware of. Name your own price on bandcamp by clicking download link below.