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Review: Wolfsschanze - Transcend the Flesh
Transcend the Flesh

Year released: 2008
Duration: 20:24
Tracks: 3
Genre: Doom/Black

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: June 30, 2008
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Transcend the Flesh

Rated 4/5 (80%) (1 Vote)

"Blackened Doom" is definitely appropriate for describing Wolfsschanze's music, marrying the hateful vibes of Black Metal with the slow, crushing heaviness of Doom.  A slow, rather lo-fi grinding start hints at something very minimalistic and ambient, but this quickly morphs into more elaborate sounds engulfed in a dark, melancholic, often violent-sounding atmosphere.  Savage and raw, anything-but-flashy riffs meet more intricate and melodic guitar playing, with somewhat discreet drumming hiding just around the corner, doing their job but not trying to steal the show.  The vocals are particularly worthy of mention - very effective BM-style vocal work that ranges from nearly-spoken rasps to absolutely abysmal, demented screams that could scare the crap out of the neighbourhood, and there's also a more toned down, depressing and desperate-sounding style accompanying the more doomy passages.  20 minutes is a bit on the short side, but what a rollercoaster ride into hate, violence and despair.  Definitely a band I'll be keeping an eye on.

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