Trautonist are a duo from Germany that plays a mixture of post black metal and shoegaze and this is a review of their self titled 2016 album which was released by Wolves & Vibrancy Records.
A very dark and heavy post metal sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads being introduced onto the recording a few seconds later and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the vocals start out being high pitched black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the songs are very long and epic in length and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while clean singing female vocals are also a very huge part of the songs and element s of shoegaze can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with a small amount of spoken word parts and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of clean playing and when synths are utilized they give the songs more of an atmospheric and ambient feeling.
Trautonist plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and atmospheric while mixing in a great amount of post rock and shoegaze elements to create a musical style that is closer to post black metal or blackgaze, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and melancholic themes.
In my opinion Trautonist are a very great sounding post black metal/blackgaze duo and if you are a fan of this musical genres, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fragile" and "Downgaze". 8 out of 10.