Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thunderkraft/Totentanz/Svarga Music/2012 CD Review

Thunderkraft are a band from Ukraine that plays a mixture of industrial, folk, death and symphonic black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Totenanz" which was released by Svarga Music.

Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with some fast playing and blast beats, while the keyboards bring a very dark, industrial, atmospheric and symphonic sound to the music with some folk instruments being thrown in at times, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine folk, thrash, industrial death and black metal together to create their own sound, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very chaotic sounding heavy metal guitar solos and leads with a good amount of melody.

Vocals range from gruff vocals, deep death metal growls, high pitched black metal screams, clean singing and some spoken word parts, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Ukrainian, Russian and German with themes that cover problems of mankind’s relation to the past, ideas of greatness and boundless possibilities of the human spirit, and the strength of will and character. Cosmology concepts are also represented, albeit leaning toward the social aspects, as for the production it has a very strong, heavy, powerful and professional sound to it.

In my opinion Thunderkraft are a very great sounding industrial/folk/death/symphonic black metal with their own sound and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hacathe Yac(A Time Will Come)" "Totentanz(Dance Of The Dead)" "Habctpeuy hobon Sape(Towards A New Dawn)" and "Tbopeub Xnttr(The Creator Of Life)". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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