Widerwertig are a band from Germany that h as been featured before in this zine and plays a very experimental form of depressive black metal with elements of punk rock and this is a review of their self released 2011 album "Lobotomie".
The album starts out with a very lo-fi and raw black metal sound along with some blast beats and a few seconds depressive screams kick in along with a mixture of mid paced and fast parts and after awhile melody is added into certain parts of the recording.
When we get more into the album elements of punk rock are mixed in with the more raw and depressive black metal parts of the recording and at time s clean guitars are added into the music briefly before returning to a heavier direction and on one of the tracks the bass guitars sound very powerful.
With this recording Widerwertig played a more raw and depressive form of black metal and while t hey do bring in a small amount of punk and experimental elements they did not utilize them as much until later releases, but this is a very great sounding depressive black metal recording.
Song lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English and cover dark, depressive and philosophical themes, while the production h as a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Widerwertig and if you are a fan of raw depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "SolEIA" "TraumA" and "Senerade". 8 out of 10.