Debut Mini album by this atmospheric black metal band from Germany, formed in 2020. Special deluxe packaging: triple gatefold 7” format (18 cm x 18 cm).
Black Metal acts from Germany are always showing some creative approaches even after the coming of the Second Wave. And ANTRISCH shows how they can make things interesting on their first release, “Expedition I - Dissonanzgrat”. They’re into an Atmospheric Black Metal form, so they can combine the natural aggressiveness of Black Metal with carefully ambiences carefully worked (and expressed by the guitars, not by keyboards, as it’s usually done on the genre, besides some parts of them can be heard). Their music sounds aggressive and full of energy in some moments, on other is grandiose and on some parts is introspective and dense, but it sounds really great in every moment, make things interesting on the entire album. And be prepared to be caught in the maelstrom of melancholic/atmospheric chaos that they unleash. The production worked in a form that is usual to German Black Metal bands: it’s a combination between the harsh approach of the genre (to make things sound morbid and crude) with a defined sonority.
So the band’s work sounds rough, but in a way that can be understood by everyone. Antrisch is really a fine revelation of the German Black Metal scene, but “Expedition I - Dissonanzgrat” shows that the quartet can climb to higher grounds in the future.