Germany's Zeit has returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a mixture of black, sludge and doom metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Drangsal".
A very slow, dark and heavy sludge metal sound starts off the album while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly blackened metal screams and when the music speeds up blast beats can also be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while some depressive elements can be heard in some of the high pitched screams. A small amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, when guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard.
On this recording Zeit goes into more of a mixture of black, sludge and doom metal as well as sticking mostly to the blackened style of their style. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Zeit and if you are a fan of black, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stirn" and "357". 8 out of 10.