Karst not to be confused with the band from Hungary with the same name are a band from Germany that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 single "Cosmic Dust" which will also be on the full length coming out in the spring of 2020.
Heavy, atmospheric yet dissonant riffing starts off the song which is also over 16 minutes in length. The riffs also utilize a decent amount of melody while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the song more of a raw feeling.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. The song also adds in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also having its melancholic moments.
Karst plays a style of black metal that is very modern, epic and atmospheric sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Dark Germanic Heathenism Of The Thursatru Tradition.
In my opinion Karst are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his single. 8 out of 10.