Masterpiece is the best word I can think of to describe this album. So much atmosphere from those guitars, it's like a wooden stake to the vampire's chest!
Favorite track: Out of Sight, Out of Mind.
Parting ways with HETROERTZEN in late 2021, bassist Ham continued down a path of his own, and as the sole composer "Tristan Moreau", he founded DER TRAUERSCHWAN the same year in the Swedish town Västerås.
The debut album "Sanguinare Vampiris” is the completion of poetry & song that was written during the past two pandemic years.
Inspired by the English poets of the romantic era, lyrical themes explore the naked diary of a vampire, and while musically a bleak conjunction between 90's black- and doom metal, the harmonic teachings of classical musical theory also have a certain impact.
With influences reaching from Summoning to My Dying Bride, DER TRAUERSCHWAN provides a unique blend of somber doom- and black metal, with vampiric-themed lyrics expressed through haunting
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I thought I was going to pass over this at first - too melodic, too atmospheric. But the melodies are raging and the atmosphere bites, I simply could not get the songs out of my head. The often staccato (and perfectly harsh) vocal delivery adds another layer of frost, and I can almost feel the cold, Siberian forest air settle around me. rvss.eel