• AngryMetalBird

    The embedded track sounds great! You mentioned his earlier work, which album would you recommend?

    • Lord Lucan

      From what I’ve had chance to listen to, his debut album under the Karg name – Von den Winden der Sehnsucht – made the biggest impression. Production-wise it’s not as polished as Weltenasche but it’s a cracking listen nonetheless.

      • AngryMetalBird

        Thanks, I’ll give that a listen! Great review

        • Lord Lucan

          Thank you, no problem. Enjoy!

  • Definitely sounds like Alcest. Not really understanding the gripe about sounding alike yet, I’m on song two. But of course, it is true that much of atmospheric black metal has that quality. Still, so far I’d give this a 4/5.

    • Lord Lucan

      The first three tracks are by far the strongest and work well with each other. While I’m not adverse to long albums on principle however, I just didn’t feel like there was enough stylistic variation over the course of the entire record to warrant a runtime of almost 75 minutes. If you dig it then fill your boots though; there’s certainly still a lot of quality on offer here.

      • He does have a song called K E T A M I N…

  • brklyner

    By the way, karg means barren in German. I guess depending on how you feel about crispbread that may not be too far off.

    • Lord Lucan

      I didn’t know that. ‘Barren Crispbread’ doesn’t sound very appetising at all.

      • Hulksteraus

        As opposed to Baron Crispbread, the World War I fighter pilot who lived in the shadow of the Red Baron…

  • Oscar Albretsen

    Read the review, but still couldn’t figure out what “art of propaganda” is upposed to mean? Can you clarify me?

    • Lord Lucan

      Certainly good sir, Art of Propaganda is the name of the label. They don’t have ‘Records’ in their name because that’d be playing by the rules and playing by the rules isn’t trve.

      • Oscar Albretsen

        Thanks. “Art,” so I thought it was some kind of weird style I’d never heard of, where maybe all the lyrics were just something like “join the army.”

        • Lord Lucan

          You might have just inadvertently created a new subgenre there!

  • Iain Gleasure

    Should we try to undertake an elaborate and glorious escape for you or are you starting to get stockholm Syndrome and like it in the basement?

  • Ferrous Beuller

    You had me at “ambient-cum”…

  • The Unicorn
    • [not a Dr]

      An emotional unicorning…
      Mind: blown.

  • Reese Burns

    A very fair review. Even though you gave it a 2.0 you still managed to convince me to pick this one up.

  • herrschobel

    hm… though one…i want to like this. i am married to a woman from Salzburg and have spent a lot of time in this rainy / foggy part of the world. My biggest gripe is the production. way to clean. especially the drum sound, just sounds wrong. The Vocals remind me of the last Grift offering. Too high in the mix. i miss focus and a little rawness.

  • Iron Codpiece

    Sounds like Harakiri for the Sky. [two seconds later] oh, he sings for Harakiri, well. The stuff coming from that little circle of Austrians all sounds the same but I love it.