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Mein Wort In Deiner Dunkelheit Album By Rainer Landfermann Merges The World of Orchestra and Heavy Metal In One

6 Apr

Upon first listen, to Mein Wort In Deiner Dunkelheit, its very clear that the world of orchestra and extreme metal have been significant influences for German musician Rainer Landfermann. Not only are the songs on the album dark, but they also push the boundaries of extreme metal. This is characterized by the double basses, featuring of choirs in the background, and jazz ballads as well. When I think of additional influences or similarities, I can draw similar musical connections to songs in Operas. Dubbed as one of the top extreme vocalists of all time, Rainer Landfermann does not hold back vocally in this album. A standout track, called Kunstvoll showcases a lot of these heavy instrumentals. Not only does the album really dive into darkness, it also shows the lightness of metal as well with moments of soft tempos and reflective lyrics. Prior to listening to this album, I have never heard metal quite like this. To that, Rainer Landfermann, you are doing something that is extraordinarily unique not only in the music world, but as an artist.

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the calm|storm From Brave Showcases Their Sound Across A Variety Of Genres

25 Jan

the calm|storm  from the band Brave showcases the often overlooked genre of heavy metal. Brave makes those who may think that heavy metal is too intense appreciate the raw fundamentals of well-composed music and music that fits perfectly with the characteristics of strong metal music. If you want the screamo-type of metal music, Brave will most likely not fit in your track list on your playlist. With the strong vocal talents of Michelle Schrotz, and the rest of the band, their sound will not disappoint your progressive metal listeners. The unique element of their music would definitely include their varied use of instruments and while intense in some tracks on their album, the attention to composition and the intention behind the purposeful style of their music showcases their talents in a completely different and one of a kind way. The collective collaboration of Ben Kelly, Matt Kozar, Michelle Schrotz,Scott Loose,Suvo Sur, and Trevor Schrotz all make the band a unit that can’t be shaken.

For more listening: November Track from Album the calm|storm

 

 

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