Klamm are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a musical style on this recording they refer to as dark atmospheric sophisticated black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Ernte" which will be released in July by Seventh Star Records.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album giving the songs a progressive and folk music along with some clean singing vocals which are also used again on later tracks a few seconds later and after the intro melodic guitar leads make their presence known on the recording and also add in a touch of post rock into the bands musical style.
When the music gets fast it has more of a raw black metal vibe along with a decent amount of blast beats while the vocals are also very rough and use screams while also having melody that is very close to pagan black metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with the music going for more of a progressive and post style of black metal and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the acoustic guitars also return in some parts of the songs and as the album progresses the vocals get more grimmer and the music also starts adding in more experimental elements into their style of black metal and some songs also bring in a small amount of folk instruments and keyboards.
Klamm plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very modern while also keeping the folk elements of previous recordings while also adding in more progressive, avant garde and post metal elements, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in German and cover abstract personal experiences and socio-critical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Klamm and if you are a fan of the atmospheric, post and avant garde forms of black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Windsaat" "Ernte" and "Zahltag". 8 out of 10.