Vargnatt are a band from Germany that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Grausammler" which will be released in May by Eisenwald.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with the music going for a raw black metal direction a few seconds and the music has powerful bass lines and a great amount of blast beats which also leads up to high pitched screams becoming a very huge part of the recording and the acoustic and heavy parts also mix together quite a bit throughout the recording.
You can hear a lot of melody in both the riffs and solos and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also bring in a cascadian vibe at times which they also mix in with some 90's Nordic black metal influences and some of the tracks also bring in choirs and strings while the slower riffs bring in a depressive feeling at times
Vargnatt plays a style of black metal that mixes the atmospheric styles of 90's Norwegian and modern cascadian black metal together along with a great amount of raw energy and melody as well as a great touch of folk music to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in German and cover nature, depression and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Vargnatt are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Weltverloren" and "Grausammler". 8 out of 10.