Waldseelen are a solo project from Turkey that plays an instrumental mixture of atmospheric black metal and depressive rock and this is a review of his self released 2019 ep "Hislerin Ozune".
Rain and thunder sounds along with some acoustic guitars start off the ep while the synths also enhance the more ambient side of the music. Once the music goes into a heavier direction it brings in more of an atmospheric style of black metal and all of the music is instrumental with no vocals ever utilized.
Elements of depressive rock are also added into some parts of the music while acoustic guitars and clean playing are also brought onto the later tracks. At times the music also adds in touches of shoegaze and post rock. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and when the music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard and also gives the recording more of a raw edge
Waldenseelen takes atmospheric black metal and depressive rock and adds in touches of shoegaze and post rock as well as keeping everything instrumental to create a sound of this own and the production has more of a dark sound.
In my opinion Waldseelen are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric black metal and depressive rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Her Unrequited Smile" and "Azra". 8 out of 10.