May 25, 2024

Hungry Diamond – Prayer For Bread (Album – Castle Of Dreams)

🇺🇦 Side-Line stands with Ukraine - Show your Support

Genre/Influences: Industrial, Dark-Ambient, Ritual, Experimental.  

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This is the second work by the Russian band Hungry For Bread. It seems that the work is based upon a previous recording they discovered accidentally. It’s a single piece of twenty minutes. 

Content: Just as for the previous album the composition invites the listener to embark on a sonic trip, which this time is mainly animated by metallic noises. I also noticed Industrial guitar playing and field recordings while drones are resonating in the last part of the track.

+ + + : I like the obscure side of the composition, which has a visual strength. The track is progressively evolving, but I especially will remember the impressive, blasting sound treatments.

– – – : Just as for “Songs For The King” this new work is interesting, but missing a true apotheosis.

Conclusion:  Hungry Diamond confirms its Industrial/Ambient approach with some extra personal elements on top.

Best songs: “Prayer For Bread”.

Rate: 6½.


author avatar
Inferno Sound Diaries
I have been working for over 30 years with Side-line as the main reviewer. My taste is eclectic, uncoventional and I prefer to look for the pearls, even if the bands are completely unknown, thus staying loyal to the Side-Line philosophy of nurturing new talents.

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Verified by MonsterInsights