Lebensnacht are a 1 man band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine with a musical sound I would describe as being an nature orientated, atmospheric form of depressive black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Syksyn Kuoleminen" which was released by Naturmacht Productions.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of t he guitars, as for the sound effects when they are utilized bring a very dark, atmospheric and ambient sound to the recording as well as mixing in sounds of nature.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced atmospheric black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing as well as some soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use finger picking and full chords to enhance the dark atmosphere of the album.
Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams with some spoken word parts and whispers being used at times, while the lyrics are written in German and cover dying, autumn, death and winter along with mother nature topics, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lebensnacht and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Welkes Leben" "Lebenswinter" and "Kuolema". RECOMMENDED BUY.