Germany's Waldgefluster have returned with a new recording which is in the folk influenced style of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of a re-recording of their 2006 album "Stimmen in Wimd" which will be released in 2020 by Nordvis Produktion.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album and they also add elements of folk music onto the recording. 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 riffs also add in a lot of melody.
Vocals are mostly angry and high pitched black metal screams along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while spoke word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
When synths are utilized they also give the songs more of an atmospheric feeling as well as some of the tracks being very long and epic in length. The guitar solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style and also add in some of the earlier touches of post black metal as well as some tracks also adding in a small amount of clean vocals.
At times the music also has its depressive moments, whispered vocals can also be heard briefly and the album also closes with an acoustic instrumental. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover melancholy, nature and heathenism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album form Waldgefluster and if you are a fan of folk influenced atmospheric black metal, you should check out this re-recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Waldgefluster" and "Wotan sang". 8 out of 10.