Rimruna are a duo from Germany that plays a cold, grim and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of t heir 2017 album "Der Hatz entronnen" which will be released on June 25th by Naturmacht Productions.
Acoustic guitar playing and wind sounds start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some drum beats and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody while most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very raw yet melodic style and the music also brings in a decent amount of second wave influences while also sounding very modern at the same time and as the album progresses acoustic guitars make a brief return and the album closes with an instrumental.
Rimruna plays a style of black metal that is very raw and atmospheric sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover nature and coldness themes.
In my opinion Rimruna are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wirrwen" and "In Ewigkeit versunken". 8 out of 10.