Call From Subconscious - Sorrow And Avidity - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/07/21/call-from-subconscious-sorrow-and-avidity/
There is quite the history with Call From Subconscious (CFS) Originally formed in 1989 in Nuremberg, this band may not be the brightest star on the rise, but they deserve more than a cursory glance.
CFS is billed as Doom/Death Metal, but there is far more going on here. The usual hallmarks are all present. The coarsely tuned guitars whip and rip through with biting precision, the minor key progressions slice perfectly and throw in more than a few twists and turns. Vocals are that of a tormented ghoul, pleading in earnest, heavily echo-laden, all to chilling effect. And flute?! Yes. The flute adds everything from subtle nuance to a Medieval air. Not the usual instrument to hear in this genre, but this album would not pack the same punch without it.
Tracks 5 through 7 are truly harrowing. Quick-tempo deathly tones, pleading vocals that make the soul ache for more (and beg for a reprieve), and honestly, after a few listens, more than a few nerves will be struck. Mine included.
At day’s end, this album rocks the senses, disturbs the psyche, and provokes thoughts of…well, I’ll let you decide. Personally, it draws me a bit closer to the Dark side. I hear it’s not so bad there. - Metal Digest
Released February 12, 2021
FFO: Hooded Menace, Asphyx, Coffins, G orement, Edge Of Sanity
“Call From Subconscious” was founded in 1989 by Marcus Pretzl (guitar), Stephan Schmidt (guitar) and Sascha Steubing (base guitar). After the pointless building of their first rehearsal room which was destroyed right after completion, in 1993 finally they finished their second one and were ready to go. But Sascha suddenly left the band. So it was up to Marcus and Stephan to write the very first stuff. Next member entering “Call” was Herbert Keil on drums, then Corrado to play base guitar one year later and soon after him Simon Hammer joined as their frontman. Now “Call” was a band. After first little live gigs like at the “Kunstverein”, “Highway” at Lauf, etc.. Corrado left “Call” and Andy Saffer replaced him on base guitar. At that point they wanted to ad something special to their dry sound. Herbert knew someone who was looking for a band and who played the flute. And so with Sabine Schuster “Call”'s lineup finally was really complete. More live gigs followed at and around the city of Nuremberg. At the “Komm” for example or “Luise”. In 1995 the band entered a studio for its first demo “Fading Flowers”. It was recorded at a studio on a 24 track tape machine. One year later in 1996 they recorded their second demo “Inner Dimensions” at a youth club on a much smaller 8 track tape machine. Later that year Stephan quitted. He was replaced by Thomas Betzelt. But the journey was already about to come to an end. In 1997 “Call” broke up. Not too long ago “Repulsive Echo” stumbled across some of their material on YouTube and got in touch with them. This meant digging up what they could find: Recordings, photos and most important memories up to 30 years old. With their help they had to reanimate a rotting corpse and dress it in newly created but alcso original artwork once done by Marcus. It was a nightmare. But a good one. Where you wake up in funeral…
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