Released: 2012, W.T.C. Productions
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Entartung is a collaboration of two long time German Black Metal activists Lykormas and Vulfolaic, who joined together and are focused on returning the true essence of pure black metal.
On first playing this album it is clear these guys are going against today’s black metal sound, which seem to be dominating the scene recently and going back to the traditional sounds of what black metal originally came from. The production isn’t polished but has a dark gritty sound, and this is perfect for what these guys have managed to achieve as it brings out the pure raw sounds which a lot of black metal bands have moved away from in present years. Krypteia was recorded, mixed and mastered at an undisclosed location which managed to draw the attention of the German label W.T.C. Productions who officially released the album in May 2012.
On hearing this album I was immediately impressed, especially considering there are only two members and for me, the album just gets better throughout the tracks. Each track is individual and has impressive guitar riffs and drumming with some tracks having an ambient sound, which shows this is certainly a complex album. With blackened, gritty vocals throughout and evil lyrics…which is standard, it gives the album a true underground feeling. The band are extremely private with no official website or much information on them online but they clearly have a strong essence of what true Black Metal really is.
The band state “No live appearances or tours are planned since the spirit of black metal is not about converting the masses to whatever new trend of fad, but rather and incitement of individuals to rise up to their full potential”.
This is one seriously impressive album and if you like your tradition raw black metal then this is one album that needs to be in your collection! Lykormas and Vulfolaic are currently working on new material for their next album.
Review by Jo Blackened