Germany's Grauzeit have returned with a new recording that continues their mixture of depressive black metal and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2017 album "Symbiose" which was released by Anthrazit Records.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some melodic post metal style guitar solos and leads a few seconds later along with the heavy riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as a great amount of shoegaze elements and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams and throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a small amount of death metal growls can also be heard and the 2 closing songs are instruemntals
Grauzeit creates another recording that remains true to the depressive mixture of black metal and shoegaze from previous recordings, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover utter desolation, melancholy, hatred, philosophy, depression and social criticism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Grauzeit and if you are a fan of depressive black metal and shoegaze, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Abseits" and "Schwachling". 8 out of 10.