Dornenreich are a band from Austria that plays a musical style they describe as being 'black arcane rock' which mixes black metal and neo-folk together and this is a review of their 2021 album "Du wilde Liebe sei" which will be released in June by Prophecy Productions.
Tribal style percussion starts off the album and also gives the music more of a shamanistic atmosphere while the acoustic guitars also bring in elements of neo-folk. Vocals are a mixture of clean goth style vocals and blackened metal screams as well as some spoken word parts also being added into some parts of the recording.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while violins can also be heard in certain sections of the album. Whispered vocals are also added on some of the tracks as well as a couple of the songs also being long and epic in length and adding in some melodic riffing, influences of classical music are also added on some of the tracks and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction.
Dornenreich plays a musical style that takes black metal and neo folk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics are written in German and cover love and alienation themes.
In my opinion Dornenreich are a very great sounding mixture of black metal and neo-folk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Stromen aus Verwandlung ein flac" "Der Freiheit Verlangen nach goldene" "Das Sehnen von Mond und Sonne" and "Freiheit erlosen". 8 out of 10.