Dornenreich - In Luft Geritzt review
|Album:||In Luft Geritzt|
|Release date:||May 2008|
06. Flügel In Fels
09. Dem Wind Geboren
Dornenreich's music is quite different now. At the beginning of their career, the band was into melodic Black Metal but their new album "In Luft geritzt" is an album of ambient and acoustic Folk Rock. This is a radical change definitely but when you know the success of bands like Alcest I don't think that it's a bad idea. This new album is special for sure but if you like mediaeval ambiances and acoustic Folk tunes, I'm sure that you'll like it a lot.
If you're looking for heavy and speed Metal here, I'm sorry to tell you that you'll be disappointed. Dornenreich is not a Black Metal band anymore and on a side this is not really problematic. I mean that we have a ton of melodic Black Metal bands anyway but not a lot of good dark Ambiant Folk bands. As I said just above, a band like Alcest did the same change and when you see how good were the words about their last album it was probably not a bad thing. The last Dornenreich is in the same category then, and the band plays some kind of Dark Folk acoustic music. The two musicians only play with acoustic bass and guitars and violin. No percussions or drums and of course no electric guitars are featured on the CD. This is dark and melancholic but really beautiful and touching but the lyrics are in German and even if I like this language in general I don't find it really beautiful and tender on such music. On the other hand it gives a real mediaeval aspect which is not so displeasing.
The ten songs of "In Luft geritzt" are really good and well produced. We have a really good general Celtic and mediaeval ambiance on the CD an it will probably be perfect for all the people who like ambient music like Folk (Metal or not). You have to know too that the "singer" doesn't clearly sing on the CD, his vocals are some kind of whisperings, this is original and give an interesting disturbing face to the album.
"In Luft geritzt" is a lovely original album. Even if it's not really Metal I'm sure that the Metalheads will like to listen to this release. Remember their dark Folk acoustic Metal is not so common and can be disturbing but at least this peaceful album will be a good way to regenerate your batteries. If you're bored by Death, Black Metal and other brutal music and want to listen to calm and beautiful tunes, have a look on "In Luft geritzt", this album is a great surprise.
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