Klamm are a band from Germany that plays an atmospheric and ambient form of black metal with elements of folk music and this is a review of their self released 2008 demo "Frostfluss".
"Ferne Lufte" begins with nature sounds, melodic guitar leads and acoustic guitars which utilize both finger picking and full chords and after awhile you can hear the bass guitars and drum beats along with some whispers and a full chords heavy guitar riffs and grim black metal vocals start kicking in and a couple of minutes later the music gets slightly faster along wit h some post black metal style guitar leads before going back to a slower direction and combing the black metal and melodic vocals together and halfway through the song the music returns back to its folk music roots while also mixing in some distorted elements later on with the acoustics and towards the end the black metal elements do make a return.
"Ein gruner Schimmer" begins with some nature sounds and then bringing in some acoustic guitars along with some synths as well as some distorted melodic guitar riffs a few seconds later and this song is an instrumental under 2 minutes.
"Alptraum" begins with some grim black metal screams, heavy and melodic guitar riffs and drums along with some guitar leads coming in and out of the song and you can hear the bass guitars in the background and they take over for awhile along with some synths before adding in a brief whisper and going back to the melodic guitar riffing.
"Erwachen" begins with some acoustic guitar playing which brings folk elements into the song and a few seconds later drum beats, bass guitars and guitar leads start coming in before getting a little bit heavy along with some grim black metal vocals and after awhile the folk elements return along with some synths and then melodic clean singing vocals start coming into the song and towards the end there is a brief use of fast parts.
"Frostfluss" begins with some atmospheric synths and acoustic guitars which lead up to some whispered vocals and a minute later heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs come into the song along with some drums which lead up to some blackened metal vocals and post rock style guitar leads and towards the end there is a brief sue of melodic chanting being utilized before the high pitched black metal screams take over and the song closes with the acoustic guitars.
"Fernweh" begins with some atmospheric synths which bring in elements of ambient into the music before adding in some acoustic guitars along with some bass guitars and drums a few seconds alter which leads up to some melodic clean singing vocals a s well as some whispers and a couple of minutes later the music gets a little bit more heavier with some grim black metal screams and melodic riffing along with some faster parts and a brief use of blast beats which also leads up to some guitar leads that come in and out of the song and halfway through the song the music goes more into an ambient direction for awhile along with some returning whispers before returning to a more melodic black metal direction and the song closes with some melodic chanting.
Song lyrics are written in German and cover nature themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, and heavy sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with a couple of the songs being very long in length.
In my opinion Klamm are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band with element s of ambient and folk music and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ferne Lufte" and "Erwachen". RECOMMENDED BUY.