Netherlands's Weltschmerz have returned with a new recording which continues the fast, raw and aggressive black metal style from previous releases and this is a review of their 2018 album "Illustra Nos" which will be released on October 26th by Redefining Darkness Records.
Tremolo picking starts off the album which also gives the music more of a raw feeling while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era.
Growls can also be heard at times while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos and leads being done in more of an old school style, stringed instruments can also be heard briefly and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses clean playing, acoustic guitars and female vocals can also be heard briefly.
Weltschmerz creates another recording that remains true to the raw and aggressive style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover philosophical and existentialism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Weltschmerz and if you are a fan of raw and aggressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ecce Homo" and "Threnody For Those Who Wander Under The Sun". 8 out of 10.