This is a another review of an album from Klamm which continues their atmospheric approach to black metal along with elements of folk music with the album being self released in 2012 and called "Wahnsee".
"I" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing which brings in elements of folk music along with some bass guitars a few seconds later which also leads up to some drums and melodic guitar leads and the song is all instrumental.
"II" begins with some melodic black metal guitar leads and fast drums along with the bass guitars in t he background and then some guitar riffs and deep black metal vocals are added into the song which also leads to the music slowing down a bit in certain sections and after awhile the music goes into a cleaner direction and adds in some melodic clean singing and towards the end the black metal parts do make a return.
"III" begins with some black metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a few seconds alter melodic riffing and grim screams start coming into the song and there is a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast riffs in the song and the song closes with some cleaner guitar riffing.
"Gratwanderung" begins with some nature, sounds, melodic guitars and classical guitars and after a couple of minutes grim black metal vocals start coming into the song and a few seconds after that you can hear some bass guitars and drums and as time goes on by you can hear some heavy black metal guitar riffs starting to make their presence known along with a brief use of melodic guitar leads and halfway through the song it starts slowing down for awhile and combining black metal and melodic vocals together.
"Sol" begins with some melodic guitar leads and clean playing along with some drums and after a few seconds black metal guitar riffs start coming in and out of the song along with some guitar leads and the song is all instrumental.
"Harmonia" begins with some heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a few seconds later melodic vocals start coming into the song along with some black metal screams a few seconds alter and you can also hear the bass guitars in the song along with some post black metal elements and towards the end the music goes into a cleaner direction along with some whispers.
'Meister Blut" begins with some drum beats and distorted drones and a few seconds alter some bass guitars come in before the regular heavy guitar riffs come in along with some grim sounding black metal screams and towards the end the guitar riffing starts getting more melodic along with some blast beats from the drums.
"Neumond" begins with some acoustic guitars and grim black metal vocals before adding in some bass guitars and drums as well as some melodic guitar leads and after awhile clean singing vocals start coming into the song along with some heavier guitar riffs and towards the end the guitar riffing starts utilizing some melody. \\
''Der Wahnsee" begins with heavy bass guitars and ambient sounds and a few seconds later melodic guitar riffs start coming in along with some guitar leads and drums which leads up to some powerful bass guitars, acoustics and grim black metal vocals and after awhile the music goes into a heavier direction while also keeping around clean sections and adding in some clean singing as well as adding in a brief use of primitive black metal elements and as the song moves on you can also hear some progressive elements being utilized.
"Zwielicht" begins with nature sounds along with some drones before the classical guitars start coming in along with some clean singing and post metal guitar leads and a few seconds later black metal screams start coming in and out of the song which also leads up to some heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs as well as some drum while also keeping around the acoustic sections and as the song moves on a lot of more diverse elements start coming in as well as a brief use of blast beats towards the end.
''Disharmonia" begins with drum beats and distorted sound s before adding in some acoustic guitars and grim vocals along with some bass guitars and drum beats and after awhile melodic black metal guitar riffs start coming into the song along with a brief use of blast beats.
'Wasser Atmen" begins with distorted sounds before adding in some black metal vocals and acoustic guitars along with some drum beats and after awhile melodic guitar riffs are added into the song and you can also hear some powerful bass guitars before the music starts getting a little bit more fast but mostly sticking to mid paced parts along the guitar leads coming in and out a s well as a brief use of blast beats and towards the end there is a brief use of clean singing.
Song lyrics are 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 most of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Klamm and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal with elements of folk music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "II" "Gratwanderung" "Der Wahnsee" and "Disharmonia". RECOMMENDED BUY.