Germany's solo project Meuchelmord have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a traditional black metal direction and this is a review of their 2019 album "Waffentrager" which will be released on May 31st by Purity Through Fire.
World War II style marching starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
A good amount of 90's influences can also be heard in the musical style while the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. A couple of the tracks are long and epic in length along with one song also introducing a small amount of guitar leads and war sounds onto the recording which also return on some of the later tracks and the music always sticks to a heavier direction and as the album progresses a brief use of German military music samples can be heard.
On this recording Meuchelmord moves away from the more depressive style of his previous releases and goes for more of a traditional and old school style of black metal. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover World War II themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Meuchelmord and if you are a fan of traditional black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Woga-Battaillon" "Grabenkampf" "Sieben Tage" and "Kylma maa". 8 out of 10.