Lichtblick are a band from Austria that plays a very depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album Phrenesis".
Depressive black metal screams start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style as well as all of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Melodic vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while acoustic guitars and clean playing are also utilized at times. Spoken word parts are also brought into the music briefly along with the riffing also bringing in a great amount of depressive sounding melodies and some tracks also add in a touch of ambient.
Most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo style along with the songs also having their atmospheric moments. The music also captures influences from both the classic and modern era of depressive black metal. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Life And Death, Suicide and Depression themes.
In my opinion Lichtblick are a very great sounding depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "10 Cent Pistol" and "Call Of The Void". 8 out of 10.