DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT – Stellar (CD)
Der Weg Einer Freiheit play an emotionally charged melodic black metal, with tons of apocalyptic and darkened nuances within their sound.
To a certain degree, these guys are very miserable sounding, but execute their songs with so much angst driven fire, you’ll feel all of their hate and eternal darkness within. It is interesting to hear how well these guys can create some really tripped out ambiance and musical elements with just the use of their guitars. You will not find any synthesizer passages dominating any of the songs here.
“Stellar” is a little over an hour long, but its sounds like the soundtrack to your apocalyptic demise. Imagine listening to this band’s music in a horror flick, and you know all the hair on your body will stand up in fear.
It is very easy to get sucked into Der Weg Einer Freiheit’s blasphemous black metal due to its almost calming yet chaotic nature. Personally, it is this atmosphere, which definitely brings out the band’s best performance, as it is epic, victorious, yet so moody in spirit.
My only complaint regarding “Stellar” is that the song on here have been sung in German, so the listener does not have a clue as to what the hell the songs are about, unless you speak, write and read German. I am very curious as to reading their lyrics, due to the style of their music and sound.
Apart from this, the whole record sounds excellent and is packed with abundant atmosphere to take the listener on a while journey through the confines of space and time. [Season Of Mist] Sarjoo Devani