Drengskapur are a band from Germany that plays a very pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Der Urgewaltern".
"Ursprung" which is the intro for the album opens up with soft acoustic guitar playing which utilizes finger picking and is under 2 minutes.
"Erhaben Erdengrund" begins with raw black metal guitar riffs and a few seconds later bass and drums kick in along with some blast beats which also leads up to grim black metal screams and after awhile the music goes into a mid paced direction and after awhile the music starts alternating between fast and mid paced parts.
"Wilde Fluten" opens up with soft acoustic guitar playing along with some drums a few seconds later and then the black metal guitar riffs and grim screams kick in which lead to the music going into a mid paced direction and you can also hear bass guitars in certain sections of the song before going into a more raw and fast direction and then it starts alternating between mid paced and fast parts as well as bringing in pagan and medieval atmospheres to the guitar riffing.
"Vom Sturme Gepeitscht" starts up with acoustic guitars which utilize both finger picking and full chords along with some drums and heavy guitar riffs shortly after that which also leads up to some grim black metal screams and a minute later it goes into a faster direction along with a small amount of blast beats as well as alternating between mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings back the acoustic guitars for awhile and you can hear the bass guitars in the background before the music gets heavy again and the song closes with the acoustic guitars.
'Entflammt" kicks in with old school black metal guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds alter black metal screams kick in and then the music speeds up along with some blast beats and then the music starts alternating between mid paced and fast parts and halfway through the song acoustic guitars make a return for a few second s and then getting heavy again.
"Vereint" which is an instrumental begins with soft acoustic guitar playing that utilizes finger picking and the song is very short and under 2 minutes.
"Barbarians" which is also the last song on the album as well as a Maniac Botcher cover opens up with fast, raw and primitive black metal guitar riffs and drums which also utilize some blast beats before adding in grim screams and after awhile the music starts alternating between mid paced and fast riffs as well as adding in melody to the guitar riffing..
Song lyrics are written in German and cover Paganism and Nature themes, while the production has a very old school, raw and primitive sound to it with most of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Drengskapur are a very great sounding raw and old school pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Erhaben Erdengrund" "Entflammt" and "Barbarians". RECOMMENDED BUY.