Totengefluster are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "The Faceless Divine" which will be released in October by Black Lion Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album and also introduces symphonic elements onto the recording which also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard as well as the vocals being mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The riffs also add in a good amount of melody as well as the music also being mostly rooted in the mid 90's symphonic style.
A couple of tracks also introduces spoken word parts onto the recording along with a couple of songs also being very long and epic in length very long and epic in length and as the album progress guttural growls can also be heard in some parts of the music, one of the later tracks is also an instrumental and clean vocals are also added on the closing bonus track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover sorrow, death an insanity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Totengefluster and if you are a fan of symphonic black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "On Carrion Wings" "Affliction" "Vermin" and "The Hollow Wanderer". 8 out of 10.