Nebelwind are a duo from Germany that plays a very traditional from of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Ruinen - der Verfall des Seins und die Angst vor dem Vergessen" which was released as a joint effort between Wolfmond Production and Schattenpfade.
Synths start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music on a couple of songs while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Clean playing can also be heard briefly on a few tracks while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the vocals also take a more angry shouting approach which also gives the recording a more misanthropic atmosphere along with a the guitar solos leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the music also having its depressive moments as well the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody, the songs also add in a decent mixture of both old school and modern influences and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover nature, darkness, loneliness sadness and solitude themes.
In my opinion Nebelwind 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 recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Abbilder in schwarz WeiB" "wenn der Tod das Leben kusst" "Erinnerungen" and "derWeg ins Nichts". 8 out of 10.