Verlassen are a solo project from Germany that plays an atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2015 demo.
Clean yet somewhat distorted playing starts off the demo along with some atmospheric elements and dark sounding synths and after a couple of minutes the music starts going for more of a raw and depressive black metal sound which also brings grim yet high pitched screams onto the recording as well as adding in a lo-fi feeling.
When guitar leads are utilized they bring a very melodic yet depressive feeling to the recording and the synths at times bring an ambient feeling to the recording along with a couple of tracks being long and epic in length as well as a couple instrumentals with the second one being an ambient piece that closes the demo and the songs on the demo also stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Verlassen creates a style of black metal that is very mid paced, raw and depressive while also mixing in atmospheric and ambient elements at times, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover depressive themes.
In my opinion Verlassen are a very great sounding atmospheric, depressive black metal project and if you area fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sicht Auf Den Schmerz" and "Weg In Die Freiheit". 8 out of 10.