Siechtum are a band from Germany that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Hass Und Hingabe" which was released by Northern Fog Records.
A very dark ambient sound starts off the album along with some synths and after grim whispers are added onto the recording and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and when guitars are added into the music they take the album into more of a heavier direction along with some tortured screams.
Both of the tracks are very long and epic in length and after awhile black metal screams are added onto the recording along with the riffs bringing in a great amount of raw second wave influences and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking in the faster sections of the songs.
The tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and acoustic guitars can be heard on the second track and there is also a brief use of clean singing and some of the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody and the guitar leads also go for more of a melodic direction.
Siechtum plays a style of black metal that is very raw while also adding something different to the genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover ecocentrism, wilderness, anti Monotheism, and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Siechtum are a very great sounding raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Hingabe". 8 out of 10.