Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grabnebelfürsten (Germany): Pro-Depressiva

Grabnebelfürsten (Germany): Pro-Depressiva
The sound quality of this black metal appeals to the ear because of the clarity of the sound, in a more traditional way; you can hear the bass guitar; it’s not a demo-like recording, but also it is not a robotized one. As a result, you can hear very well that the songs are memorable for having real riffs and attention to the songwriting. The band has a bit of a prog feel, but it’s not too overwhelming and they stay on point for the songs. The band has recordings that reach back to 1998, but this is the first time I hear this German-language band. I find the album to have a quality all of its own, the songs are solid, headbanging and enjoyable. As stated previously, the band is easy on the ear. It’s not irritating, and I find that to be a nice surprise, for having all the elements in the right place. Investigate if you want to hear melodic/prog–ish black metal with a rather clean production and relatively easy to remember songs. It’s pleasant to hear a band that has taken the time to write songs, not just impress with “heaviness” or “speed” or “necro.”
Grabnebelfürsten - Mantelmann [Pro-Depressiva] 2013

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