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Kravt durch Krebs – ‘Schmerzkörper’

Independent Release
Totenmond, Woods of Ypres, Dead Can Dance, Darkthrone, Paysage d´Hiver
Release Date
September 11, 2021
Independent Release
Black Metal

                These days technology has allowed bands to strip back members fully with one person capable of playing all the instruments available from the comfort of their living room chair and black metal has always played this role well. The latest artist to try their hand at being a one-man show is Knecht Geiper who’s Kravt durch Krebs (KdK) project releases its album ‘Schmerzkörper’.

                From the very get go, the listener knows that they are in for as old-school sounding black metal permeates the speakers. This is getting towards the end of the spectrum for as lo-fi as they come, but unlike many of KdK’s peers who deliver shit quality black metal through a shit production and think that they’re ‘trve kvlt’, ‘Schmerzkörper’ sticks to their guns as tracks such as ‘Kristpest’, ‘Hexenhammer; and ‘Ich bin’ combine the bestial roar of black metal from the likes of Darkthrone and Paysage d’Hiver with the more ambient and expressive parts of Woods of Ypres.

                Yet, ‘Schmerzkörper’ is not exactly an easy album to listen to, even to trained black metal ears it can be challenging as at times attitude can only get you so far before the listener needs that ‘something more’. What KdK have here is all the pieces in front of them, they’ve just not been put in quite the right order, but it is getting there and that potential is waiting to be unlocked.

"black metal potential just waiting to be unlocked"

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