Oct 4, 2012
Freitod – "Regenjahre" ...
Influenced by the mighty Katatonia, Freitod beautifully embodies all the loss & sorrow that you can wish for. Freitod means suicide, while Regenjahre translates into something like year of rain. Not the happiest music to accompany us in the beginning autumn here in Europe, but all the more so suitable for this kind of weather and season. The track Regenjahre begins with a quite up-tempo guitar riff, followed by nice clean black metal vocals. After less than ninety seconds, a more sophisticated set of vocals kick in, adding a nice counterpoint to the BM vokills. The riffs open up a beautiful landscape of pain & sorrow. Der Traumsturm is a lot faster than the opening track, with very strong drum parts. This record gives me a black metal emo feeling, which is a good thing of course. Third track Neue Wege reminds me of early Wolves In The Throne Room. During the singing part, you can actually hear the German lyrics. Letztes Wort is pretty early black metal in its approach.
Sterbenswert is more symphonic again, with a softer, almost ballad like approach. Beautiful song! Nichtssagend picks up the tempo again, and mixes the bm vocals and the ‘normal’ vocals quite well. Closing track WennAllesZerbricht lasts almost twelve minutes, and is the proverbial icing on the cake. Long, slow and depressing, what more could you want?
You can listen to the all the tracks on the album HERE..
Regenjahre is released early September via Ván Records and mid September via Soulfood Distribution and comes as a limited digipack and / or limited vinyl LP.
Words: Sandrijn van den Oever
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