söndag 17 januari 2016
Weltschmerz - Odium Humani Generis
From the world-weariness in Netherlands comes this first full length from Weltschmerz, They started releasing stuff in 2009 with an Ep then in 2011 the pushed out a promo and a split and they also at some point appeared in some Compilation cd... and this very album finally was hatched in 2014 released by the trustworthy Immortal Frost Productions.
I have no direct experience on their previous creations besides i new they played some kind of black metal...and that was of course a correct hunch but what hit me was that these demons has a quite broad spectrum of inspiration which reflects clearly through out "Odium Humani Generis"!
Yes their fundamental basis is 2nd wave BM but i hear much more incorporated here like some pagan some heavy metal some post/avantgarde & some minor death riffs mixed into an unholy and very personal sound. Vocals are very articulate and sometimes almost talkative but with a nice raspy touch and it fits the music well.
First spin i felt it was a bit to sedate atmosphere (it is though mostly played in mid-speed or slower) to it all and the blasts and riffs did not came out like other stuff i like but the next spin i realized that it was much fault to the production/mixing because it muffles and dries out much of the guitar and drums, so after that i could listen with a better ear i guess haha and the actual compositions that lingered in this mix got a bit clearer.
By all means this is well worth investigating as it is both enough creative and aggressive & dipped into Weltschmerz own special hot sauce.
Best songs for me is: 2, 6 & 8
1. Ab Æterno 05:30
2. Ending Your Life 03:14
3. None of Us Will See Heaven 05:52
4. Mysterium Iniquitatis 04:29
5. Homo Homini Lupus 05:43
6. Geschrei in der Nacht 05:50
7. Asmodeus 03:27
8. The Night Is My Domain 07:50