Germany's Klamm have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a melodic and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Misanthropocene" which will be released in June by Disharmonia Records.
Drum beats and synths start off the album while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording while some songs also add in a small amount of clear vocals which also gives the music more of an avant garde vibe. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with some elements of post metal also being utilized at times
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with some growls also being utilized at times as well as the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, spoken words can also be heard briefly .
The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are also brought into the music. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover a dystopian future and political themes which also shows inspirations from the writings of Orwell, Huxley, Bradburry and Atwood.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Klamm and if you are a fan of melodic and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sun Invocation" "Anthropocene" and "Death Worship". 8 out of 10.