Infaust are a band from Germany that plays a very raw and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Verblichen" which will be released in November by Eisenwald.
Dark yet melodic riffing starts off the album while stringed instruments are also used briefly and also return on a later track before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams that have a depressive at times.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music also brings in a great amount of 90's second wave influences as well as giving them a more up to date feeling along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them, some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and one track also brings in a brief use of clean playing.
Infaust plays a style of black metal that is very raw, old school, traditional and misanthropic sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German cover death, grimness, hatred and anger themes.
In my opinion Infaust are a very great sounding raw, misanthropic and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tobsucht" "Aussterben" and "Geistgaben". 8/5 out of 10.