Blut & Eisen (2012)
Damn, those vocals were annoying the first two spins. A mixture of Attila Csihar and Nameless Void (Negative Plane). No regular black metal shrieking, sir. And no regular black metal music. If you check out the track "Sacrament", there are some parts where the drums go full on while the guitars are almost doomy. With the vocals on top, this creates a very wicked atmosphere.
The music is built on riff followed by riff, yet a second guitar gives us melody after melody. Insanity for a male brain since we, some claim, manage to focus on one thing at the time. But patience, my fellow extreme metallers, and you will be rewarded.
Enter, and you will experience a varied album which is disturbing. Insane vocals, as said, chaotic music and a superb sound that dresses the music in a disconcerting way. Those short cuts, rituals or something, make this an even better release. I often find these ambient pieces annoying, since they tend to hassle with the atmosphere. But fear not, in Kvlt Of Hiob's nutcase they are welcomed breaks from insane music. And the music is quite original as well. I can't really think of a band that is akin to Kvlt Of Hiob, though there are of course hints of this and hints of that.
Let this album grow on you, allow yourself to become friend with the vocals and you will be having many horrifying hours with these Germans.
Rating: 5.5 / 6
Composed by Roy Kristensen