Geisterfels are a band from France that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "La nevrose de la pierre" which was released by Six Raw Records.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
A great amount of 90's influences can also be heard in the music along with some atmospheric elements and synths also being used at times while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as w ell as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style, a couple track also introduces classical guitars onto the recording and they also bring in an instrumental as the album progresses.
Geisterfels plays a style of black metal that is very melodic and atmospheric in the 90's tradition, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics are written in French and are a concept album based upon a 19th century poets trip across the Rhine and Mosel Valleys.
In my opinion Geisterfels are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "La sentinelle du Rhun" "Geisterfels" and "Puis vint la chute". 8 out of 10.