Folterkammer are an international band with members from Switzerland and the United States that plays a mixture of raw black metal and classical music and this is a review of their 2020 album "Die Lederpredigt" which will be released in December by Gilead Media.
Classical music style keyboards start off the album along with some operatic female vocals a few seconds later. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Grim yet high pitched black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording while the songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The opera and classical music elements also return on the later tracks along with one of the songs also introducing spoken word parts and clean playing onto the recording.
Choirs also being can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with the heavier sections of the music also being very heavily rooted in the second wave style as well as the two closing tracks also being very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover the abusive nature of the oppressive systems of religion, authority and blind faith along with some poetic and S & M touches.
In my opinion Folterkammer are a very great sounding mixture of raw black metal and classical and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Die Hymne" and "Das Zeugnis". 8 out of 10.
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