Release date: 18 February 2011
Style: Pagan black metal


8.4 | 27 votes


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05.04.2011 A lot of people were perturbed by Aaskereia's rather nifty 'Mit Raben und Wölfen' record due to the unusually wail-y vocals present, despite being a top notch display of ultra catchy pagan black metal. Regardless, returneth they do with their first full length in over 7 years and they haven't lost it, in fact they've grown in maturity exponentially. While the shrieks are still present they're combined with a veritable amada of other vocals styles from dramatic cleans, deathly growls and even a hint of Attila inspired insanity - Grim (yes Grim) is an extremely versatile vocalist. All serve exceptionally well to the driving, melody drenched black metal akin at times to Nagelfar's indomitable 'Hünengrab im Herbst' record.

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Troy Killjoy - 26.04.2011 at 17:50  
  I was surprised to discover myself enjoying this even after hearing the clean chants, which often turn me off. In this case I think the atmosphere is too thick and the melodies are so captivating that I overlooked that apparent "pagan" sub-genre aspect and just focused on what an awesome black metal album this really is. His shrieks are amazing though!
Susan - 15.08.2011 at 01:32  
Rating: 9 So I'm new to the band but WOW this album is beautiful! Looks like a seven year break was productive for the band. It didn't feel remarkably "pagan black" to me so much as potentially "symphonic black" instead. No matter - great music
Troy Killjoy - 15.08.2011 at 06:55  
Written by Susan on 15.08.2011 at 01:32
It didn't feel remarkably "pagan black" to me so much as potentially "symphonic black" instead.

I didn't get pagan black from it at all, and not that much symphonic either... Just atmospheric. Like you said though, it's good shit either way.
Alex Fenger - 21.01.2013 at 22:37  
Rating: 8 My first play-through left me rather impressed. Great album, especially those damn sexy vocals.
Góral - 02.02.2014 at 14:07  
Rating: 9 "Als der Blick erlosch" - one of the most intense, beautiful, and unique atmo/depressive experience I ever have.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.06.2014 at 22:55  
  Giving this a listen after a very long time. Still a thoroughly good record.
Mr. Doctor - 08.06.2014 at 23:14  
Rating: 8 If only more pagan/folk-influenced BM could be like this... It really does send a feeling of wonder and adoration towards nature which is what I always want for metal that tries to venture in these styles.

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