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H.L. 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).
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vderka Bought it right after i received the email about Zerfall. With red album, Rastlos and this one Zerfall, Finsterforst managed to carve themselves eternally in the world of epic metal. Listener can feel instantenously that members of Finsterforst mean their music and lyrical themes very deeply. I can also sense sadness desparation and longing to a world that we humans will never be able to witness. Favorite track: Ecce Homo.
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MorKroM I´m sure Finsterforst will deliver their absolute Masterpiece with this one ... a courageous and majestic piece of art ..... 🔥🤘😎🤘🔥... update 02.08.19 .... Ecce Homo... in german : erkenne den Menschen (latin for behold the man) in 36 min Version is a monumental masterpiece beyond all imagination ... impressive !!!! 🔥🔥🔥🤘😎🤘🔥🔥🔥 Favorite track: Ecce Homo (Short Single Version).
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Zerfall sees Black Forest Metal act FINSTERFORST return to the serious and elegiac soundscapes of classics as Mach Dich Frei (2015) on their fifth studio album, instead of the stylistic intermezzo of predecessor #YOLO (2016). The Germans` emotional brand of post black metal gives vent to endless rage with pounding riffs and astonishing orchestral elements (”Wut”) – and then flows into the somber choirs of the title track. The centerpiece and culmination of it all has to be the 36-minute long (!) “Ecce Homo” though that unfolds into a majestic post metal journey crowning FINSTERFORST’s songwriting career so far. A complex and mature piece of art that will mesmerize old and new fans alike.



released August 2, 2019


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Finsterforst Freiburg, Germany

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