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PARHAM GHARAVAISI

WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM PARHAM GHARAVAISI – FATAL WINGS

PARHAM GHARAVAISI, a name that rolls off the tongue like a rusty tank over broken glass, has emerged from the smog of Tehran, Iran, with a single that sounds like the soundtrack to a fever dream bender in a Teheran scrapyard at 3 am.

Fatal Wings is a cacophony of gothic rock, dreamy Middle Eastern melodies, and enough metal to forge a new Exoskeleton. It’s the kind of music that would make Jhonen Vasquez proud, if Jhonen Vasquez had spent his formative years listening to Black Sabbath worship bands in a sandstorm.

The song opens with a ominous guitar riff that sounds like a muezzin call gone horribly wrong, before Gharavaisi’s vocals kick in, a mix of despair and defiance that would make Gerard Way do a double take. The whole thing is topped off with soaring strings that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Hans Zimmer score, if Hans Zimmer had been mainlining Iranian doogh for a week straight.

PARHAM GHARAVAISI

Is it good? Well, that depends entirely on your tolerance for sonic dissonance and existential dread. If you’re the kind of person who finds solace in the sweet sounds of elevator music, then Fatal Wings will probably leave you reaching for the earplugs. But for those who appreciate their music dark, twisted, and utterly unique, then PARHAM GHARAVAISI might just be your new favourite artist.

Just don’t come crying to us when you have nightmares about sentient tanks and sand demons.

The song might be a bit too much for casual listeners, The ending is abrupt and leaves the listener wanting more (or maybe just wanting a lie down in a darkened room).

Fatal Wings is a bold and ambitious single that is sure to divide opinion. But whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that PARHAM GHARAVAISI is an artist to watch. Just don’t expect him to win Eurovision anytime soon.

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