This is a rare metal opus, which has it all: A majestic atmosphere, a powerful but natural sound, anthemic chorusses, heavy and calm parts and dynamic, storytelling songwriting. There are few bands to compare FINSTERFORST with, the most relevant is Moonsorrow for sure. My only issue: In my daily routine I can rarely find the time to listen to epic 36 min. tracks as often as I want to. For me, this is not an album for heavy rotation but for intense and concentrated rotation. Impressing!
Favorite track: Fluch des Seins (Short Single Version).