Membaris are a band from Germany that plays a very melodic and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Misanthrosophie" which will be released in March by W.T.C Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black emtal screams while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody and all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
Clear vocals are also utilized at times while clean playing can also be heard on a couple of songs along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length. Deep growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also adding in a good balance between old school and modern influences along with one track also introducing spoken word parts onto the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars and synths can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English and cover fatalism, nature, darkness and anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion Membaris are a very great sounding melodic and misanthropic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nebel Haras" "The Only Reason To Stay" "Pulsar" and "Aus Tiefen empor...". 8 out of 10.
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