The first track already catches you up immediately. With an apocalyptic, raw, well designed but powerfully induced furious vision of abysmal wrath, the guitar lines on this track are definitely one of its greatest attributions, being harmonically, intrinsically and ambitiously corrosive, but magically poetic at the same time. Following the first track, a more melancholic form of aggressiveness approaches you, but solidly and vivaciously maintaining the beauty of its elements, with a guitar strengthening and solidifying constantly the basis of the music, for the remainder of the record. The final result is an insanely brutal, concomitantly philosophic, and astoundingly envisioned path of Black Metal, with unique elements of melancholy, wrath, melody and purity, greatly infused together.
It is not so rare to came across great pearls on the genre, but Seher, on this magnificent album, Nachzehrer, manages to be quite unique. Effusively surrounding their harmonies with more delicate and beautiful compositions, they slowly build their own trademark on the genre, being solidly remarkable, skilled, proficient, technically induced, and intuitively whimsical, working in detail the more poetic elements of the genre, while at the same time incorporating the greatest content that makes us all love black metal: ferocity, obscurity, rebellion, isolation and sadness. But their ferocity is built with a solid degree of art, their obscurity is filled with delightful harmonies, their rebellion is rightly precise, their isolation is remarkably clear, and their sadness lives throughout a sonorous continuation of all the right components correctly inserted on the verge of a real and revengeful black metal.
This four tracks, complementing each other beautifully – although every single one of them with its peculiar characteristics –, form the basis of a sonorous ground of epic, melodic and poetic coalition of sound, giving continuation to the tradition without ignoring their potential for originality, foraging and rearranging the role of melancholy in the genre, reassuring in the proper places all the magical, brilliant and fundamental elements that solidify the authenticity of a powerfully unique Black Metal, giving to it the strength that it deserves!
A fantastic fusion of technique, soul and emotion, beautifully combining tradition with innovative audacity, this record is a superb masterpiece, that deserves its place on the genre’s history. Please, do not make the heresy of not listening to this album. A great unsuspecting vortex of philosophic beauty, stoicism, sensorial glorification of emptiness, sonorous delightful poetry and original sorrowful contrivance, Nachzehrer is a groundbreaking, delightful, abysmal, never condescending and surprisingly original masterpiece. I’m greatly proud that this album crossed my way, and having listened to it was a remarkable experience!