Schattenlicht – Erinnerung

Schattenlicht
Erinnerung
Due for release: July 2011
Black Metal
Seelengreif Klangwelten

‘Erinnerung’ is the debut EP from the Austrian black metal band Schattenlicht.

The opening track/intro ‘Am Abgrund’ can be summed up in a few words as eerie, slow and melancholic which is quite befitting for black metal. With ‘Ein Blick die Tiefe’ come the guitars and the standard, guttural black metal, Mayhem-style vocals. The overall mood, however, stays the same maintaining the eerie atmosphere even when the guitar picks up the pace adapting a somewhat more catchy style.

The title track ‘Erinnerung’ has a deceptively slow, soft guitar intro which then gives in to more black metal. This particular song has some melodic undertones, especially in the guitars which remind of old Gorgoroth or possibly even Satyricon at times. Another noteworthy track is the Ragnarok-esque ‘Gefangen’ which, once again, draws attention towards the guitars with a few solos added to the mix. The biggest surprise on here is ‘Frei’ which has a very long, slow guitar intro akin to that of the title track before a return to black metal although on this particular song the guitars sound disjointed at times.

3.5/5 – definitely a step in the right direction.

Iza Raittila

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