Richard G. : You can say all you want about the Swiss outfit Blutmond, but you have to give them one thing: the music that they are making is truly unique. Their new album 'The Revolution Is Dead!' consists of an unbelievably varied mix of styles and genres. Thankfully the band compose their songs along fairly conventional structures, so in all its extravagance, the whole album is at least in that way still kind of digestible.
If you really want to compare them to any band, than the only name that comes to mind is Solefald, the Norwegian weirdo metallers who are also more eclectic than is good for them (or anybody for that matter). Just like them, Blutmond has some kind of basis in black metal and they like their saxophone. But that's more or less where the comparison ends already. Black and death, ambient and electronics and of course jazz and pop: it's all there and in one song it sounds awesome, but in the next like absolute shit. Even if you like unconventional metal, Blutmond cross the line between pleasantly weird and much too eccentric just a little too often. 'The Revolution Is Dead' is not a bad record at all, just a really, really strange one.