'Gram', which translates as 'Grief' seems to follow the example of the previous effort. Traditional black metal, this time with way more blast beats than before, incorporating elements from sludge and even post-punk, the latter hidden somewhere in 'Kollektive Einsamkeit'. In a way I do think that this is Zeit's most blackened album to date, coming extremely close to some of the bands on those old 'Global Domination' compilations.
Yet, the band doesn't shun the crushing slow passages, which are quite brutal to begin with. They alternate perfectly with the fierce blackened passages and bring a great sense of variation to this album, even though they are much rarer than previously. The result is perfect headbanging material, highlighting in tracks like 'Verloren' and 'Machinefähig'. If you're a black metal fan, you should own this.
Yep, that's true. Black metal fans should check this out because it's both a brilliant throwback into the glorious days of the old school and an excellent example of the directions the genre can move into today, without losing touch with its grim nature. Highly recommended stuff, that's for damn sure...