Sunday, October 30, 2011

Todessucht-Sterbezeit EP Review

Todessucht is a suicidal black metal band hailing from Germany. Todessucht consists of members Kadaver, Dolor, and Faulnis. Most of Todessucht's recognition comes from their splits and demos from 2009-2010. Again in 2011, Todessucht bring forth another title in Sterbezeit.

First and foremost, it seems Todessucht are gaining more fans, including myself, in the underground DSBM movement as they put out more splits/demos/eps.

Now I will say that is EP is not for every extreme fan. Why? No, it's not the music really, it's just the raw production. Most fans of the DSBM genre don't mind this production and are probably use to it but a lot of people criticize on this and the fact is that underneath the raw production are some pretty hidden emotions just like the last demo, Ein Hauch von Trauer, which was a step in the right direction.

Sterbezeit continues in that tradition but adding somewhat a bit more. Of course what is an Todessucht demo or Ep without a Verzweiflungstat Part I, II, III, etc.? Fans of this band will get this. Verzweiflungstat Part I is just a pure insane constant flow of dark, melancholic riffs, screams, and some atmosphere. It's very well done and probably my favorite version of Verzweiflungstat's. Words cannot describe this track. Excellent track. Pure emotional bliss in darkness. Sterbezeit follows in a different direction, however, still having those sadistic manifold sensations as the previous. Sterbezeit is a bit more softer but don't let that fool you, it's more like a mid tempo DSBM ballad filled with eerie sounds and post-ish atmosphere. This is definitely a plus in my book. Very beautiful, haunting, and full of melancholy.

All in all, very well done. One con, it's too short! Sterbezeit definitely makes you crave more of the band but in the end that is all we get with this new EP. It seems that Todessucht have been going in the right direction with their music. Hopefully, soon they can put out a full length. I am sure they will gain many fans from that point on and forward, if not already. Fans of DSBM, give this a listen, give this a chance, and I am sure it will lead you into an array of mournful bliss to cure those tender emotions of solitude.


Review by Vyldr

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