Verwustung are a 1 man band from San Francisco, California that plays a very experimental, instrumental and improv form of black metal mixed in with elements of doom, drone, noise and dark ambient and this is a review of their 2010 album "When The Light Broke The Stars, Humanity Rejected Us" which was released by Serpent Spine Productions.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars, as for the sound effects when they are utilized bring elements of harsh noise to the album.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine primitive black metal with ambient, drone and doom metal to create a sound of their own with also utilize some melody in the riffing at times, while the lead guitars are very primitive and melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they are only used on the last song and use full chords to bring in avant garde elements to the album.
Vocals and song writing are all absent form the recording with the music being all instrumental, while the song themes cover darkness and depression, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with both of the songs being instrumental.
In my opinion Verwustung are a very great instrumental sounding hybrid of black metal, doom, experimental and noise and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "We Passed Through The Vale Of Tears". RECOMMENDED BUY.