Germany's Zeit has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for a mixture of black, sludge, doom and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2023 album "Ohnmacht" which will be released in April.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams. Elements of sludge and doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with some death metal growls also being utilized at times and the faster sections of the tracks also add in a decent amount of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is added into the fast riffing they also give the music more of a raw feeling. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the music also adds in the energy of punk rock and grindcore, all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and the whole recording also sticks to a heavier direction.
On this recording Zeit goes for more of a mixture of black, sludge, doom and death metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Zeit and if you are a fan of black, sludge, doom and death metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stein" "Kette" and "Wellen". 8 out of 10. occultblackmetalzine
Release Date: April 14th, 2023
FFO: Totenmond, Bolt Thrower, Laster
Location: Leipzig, Germany
ZEIT was founded in 2010. After a self-titled demo, the first 3 EPs "Wintersturm", "Trümmer" (2015) and "Gram" (2016) followed as a trinity. The first album “Konvergenz” was released on tape and CD in 2017.
The "null."-EP from 2018 slowed down two old ZEIT songs to Funeral Doom tempo. The second album “Drangsal” followed in 2019. In 2021, "Betonkrebs", a half-hour excursion into grind punk, was released as a limited tape release.
The new album follows the development of “Drangsal”. Recorded in our own “Studio 357”, “Ohnmacht” musically once again falls through the net - somewhere between Sludge, Doom, Death and Black Metal. Produced and released by ourselves, the DIY approach allows musical freedom. "Ohnmacht" will be released on vinyl, CD and tape.
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