Hermann are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black, doom metal and crust punk and this is a review of their 2018 album "Disart Brut: Mausoleum" which will be released on vinyl on August 6th by Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions.
Militant style beats and marches start off the album along with some 1940's era music samples while distorted sounds can also be heard in the background before going into a heavier direction as well as the faster sections of the songs bringing in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling.
Vocals are a mixture of growls and screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the slower sections of the music bringing in a great amount of doom metal elements as well as some crust punk influences being added into the mid tempo sections of the songs.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very distorted yet melodic style while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the riffing along with the closing song also adding in a brief use of spoken word parts.
Hermann plays a musical style that mixes black, doom metal and crust punk together to create a very heavy recording, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Hermann are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom metal and crust punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pervitin" and "Zitzenwald". 8 out of 10.