Coming this June from Temple of Torturous is Zeitzeuge, the latest long player from blackened doom-bringers, Total Negation. Led by the deranged sonic conjurings of chief sound manipulator Wiedergaenger, Zeitzeuge marks the third full-length from a project made of dismal tones and deranged German storytelling. Cold, depressive, and atmospherically corrosive, with Zeitzeuge Total Negation merges the principals of primeval black metal, doom metal, and Krautrock into a sound that’s lush, confounding, and harrowingly apocalyptic.
In celebration of its impending release, the haunting eight-plus minute visual companion to “Kronzeuge” has been released. A disturbing audiovisual merging of vintage photographs of the dead, wooded pastures, and a general sense of dread, “Kronzeuge” is a representation of Total Negation at their most cheerless. Check theout in the player above.
The follow-up to 2013’s critically adored Zur Späten Stunde | Zeiträume, Zeitzeuge relays the story of a contemporary witness, who breaks under the pressure of controlling the life and death of others. With the integration of instruments like the melodica and the vibraphone still intact, the record preserves the icy, disconcerting elements of its predecessor while allowing for more breathing room and breadth within its compositions.
Zeitzeuge will be released digitally and on vinyl on June 16, 2015, with further track teasers to be revealed in the coming weeks.
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