Waldgeflüster – Meine Fesseln
I've been really impressed by this new album by Waldgeflüster, a German solo black metal band from a gentleman that calls himself Winterherz. I was not expecting much, since I had not heard much I cared for in the previous works of Waldgeflüster. But this album struck a chord and has been hitting me pretty hard for the past couple of weeks. By no means does this album break any ground in black metal or any other genre, delivering simple, straightforward, nature-worshipping black metal replete with pangs of melancholy and longing. What has me attached to the album is the power with which the songs are delivered - a power that can only be summoned by a devotion to he music and sincerity for the meaning behind them. I've heard some people argue otherwise about this album, but I don't feel there is any posturing or "posing" going on here. This really feels promising to me, and I'll be anxious to see where Waldgeflüster goes form here.
You can preview the entire album at Invisible Oranges, and you can buy it from our good friends at Bindrune Recordings.