Germany's Meuchelmord have returned with a new recording which dhows the music going for more of a melodic and raw style of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Mordmelodien" which will be released in February by Purity Through Fire.
Operatic choirs start off the album before adding in some melodic guitar solos and leads while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also add in decent amount of melody.
A lot of t he music is also heavily rooted in the 90's era while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. One of the tracks also brings in touches of World War II era marching music along with one song also adding in a brief use of semi clean playing as well as the music also capturing a medieval atmosphere at times and one of the tracks also adds in some guest vocals from Iblis formerly of Endstille and the album also closes with an 'Ad Mortem' cover which also adds in a small amount of synths.
On this recording Meuchelmord goes for more of a raw and melodic style of black metal that still keeps the aggression of previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover World War II themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Meuchelmord and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Der Tod nacht" "Treibjagd" "Alter Geist" and "Totenkult". 8 out of 10.