Zeit are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of depressive black metal and sludge and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Gram".
Drum beats and a heavy yet melodic guitar sound starts off the ep and a few seconds later grim black metal s creams make their presence known on the recording while the slow riffing mixes in a lot of elements of sludge and doom metal and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal.
Tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard during the faster sections of the songs and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of t he musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and while the music does sound very modern you can still hear a lot of 90's second wave influences being mixed in throughout the recording and solos and leads are only used briefly while the whole ep also sticks to a heavy musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
On this recording Zeit plays a musical style that takes the depressive, raw and old school styles of black metal and mixes them together with a touch of sludge to create a very dark yet heavy recording, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics are written in German and cover urban solitude themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Zeit and if you are a fan of raw, depressive black metal and sludge, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Verloren" and "Dort". 8 out of 10.