The street lights are colder than usual, how come I am so moved ? I feel the urge to escape, to make everything vanish for a while. netra's Melancolie Urbaine album is one of the most original metal albums to be released in a very long time and something that is truly unique. Many influences have been leading the writing process of netra including extreme metal, trip-hop, rock and blues. This album is an incredibly atmospheric journey to your innermost thoughts and nightmares and transcends the typical depressive black metal soundscapes. Raw guitar work, absolutely stunning ambience, powerful melodies, jazz-esque solos, and an atmosphere which has the capacity to drown you in a world of depressing urban landscapes. Released in a standard jewel case in an edition of 1000, this is one of the best albums of 2010 and is not to be missed for any fans of Shining, Manes, Katatonia, Bohren und der club of gore, or someone who is getting tired of depressive black metal bands going through the motions.