Klabautamann are a band from Germany that plays a progressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Smaragd" which will be released in June by Zeitgeister Music.
Acoustic guitars start off the album and they also bring elements of folk music until the recording along with some drum beats and melodic guitar leads a few seconds alter that also gives the sons a more progressive feeling and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with some grim black metal screams.
Clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording while growls can also be heard at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the tremolo picking during the faster sections of the music gives the songs a more raw black metal feeling and as the album progresses elements of jazz and psychedelia are added onto the recording and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and female vocals a re added onto the closing track.
Klabautamann plays a style of black metal that is very progressive and also mixes in elements of folk, psychedelia and jazz to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, woods and seas themes.
In my opinion Klabautamann are a very great sounding progressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into Depression" "Under Feral Skies" "The Murders" and "Smaragd". 8 out of 10.