This album is a triumph. It's an exercise in grandeur. Exuberant black metal, rich in distinctive melodies, heavy on the blasts, and decadent in word and style. Outstanding work.
Favorite track: Schöpfungswut.
"Schöpfungswut" shows Porta Nigra in a more (old-school) Black Metal based fashion. But there are always links to their own past through melodies, lyrics and the general fashion of their artistic expression. Great album for Fans of extravagant Black Metal! Ugh!
Favorite track: Das Rad des Ixion.
Porta Nigra returns with a new, third album that leads them back to the roots of more straight-forward, furious and monumental Black Metal art of the glorious era of the nineties.
While musically not comparable to its eclectic predecessors, "Schöpfungswut" still contains lyrical traces of their decadent and fin de siècle-inspired atmosphere, which the outfit became known for. To present the lyrics in the necessary manner the band's core duo decided to work together with a new vocalist: Tongue, guitarist and creator of German Black Metal outfit CHAOS INVOCATION. The production was handled by Markus Stock.