Kerker are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw, depressive and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Ban All Lights" which was released by Nihilistsche KlangKunst.
A very fast and raw black metal sound along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the melodic guitar leads add a modern touch to a sound that is heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style.
Most of the vocals are grim black metal screams and keyboards can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and depressive elements can also be heard at times.
Kerker creates another recording that remains true to the raw, depressive and atmospheric black metal style of their previous release, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover dark, poetic and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kerker and if you are a fan of raw, atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Lizards Waltz" "Eurydice" and "Bal All Lights". 8 out of 10.