One man black/death metal outfit Kanonfieber’s debut is a concept album “intended to commemorate the countless victims of World War I.”
The album is entirely in German, which makes it even more impressive that the concept comes through properly. But through sound effects, “field recordings”, and an excellent sense of mood, the general vibe of the album still feels as oppressive and hopeless as you’d imagine lying in those trenches all those years ago did.
The part on “Grabenlieder” where the guitar harmonizes with the gunshots before the drums join in as well is one of the coolest musical moments in recent memory.
Weight: 70 grams.