Ending seven years of silence, Norway's Drottnar return fire with a hail of sonic bullets. Through eight tracks of disharmonic bunker Metal, they force seemingly formless structures into terrifying monoliths of industrial strength. Precisely dissonant, surgically passionate - STRATUM channels a claustrophobic, schizophrenic creativity that is highly unconventional and destroys all pretenders. The long awaited follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album WELTERWERK takes technical, experimental Metal to the next level proving the scene is not only alive, but needs further clarification on the meaning of heaviness. Unapologetic Blackened Metal for those seeking the extreme end of the genre, pushing the concepts of extremity as no others do.