German dark, primitive metal trio,Valborg — who feature within their ranks current and former members of Owl, Klabautamann, Woburn House, Gruenewald, and more — will unleash their fifth full-length next month via Temple Of Torturous.
Titled Romantik, the follow-up to 2012’s Nekrodepression, which Last Rites hailed for being consistent with Valborg’s “tradition of strange, compelling German music,” further applauding their “patient, measured aggression,” features six tracks of morose avant blackened beauty. Ambient synthesizers collide with wistful guitars, all slowly and deliberately hovering above a foundation of pounding rhythms, the band’s harsh, German vocal inflections adding further terror to their profoundly bleak brand of funeral power doom.
In anticipation of its release, today Decibel Magazine offers up the sorrowful third movement, “Comtesse,” for communal feasting, noting, “Valborg play a pretty unique style of doom. Going for clean and bright where a lot of bands go for dark and dirty, the German trio has found a path less traveled into this oldest of metal genres. There’s something to be said for aesthetics…”
Check out Valborg “Comtesse” here.
Romantik was produced, recorded, and mixed by Oliver Weiskopf at Stonehenge Studios and mastered by Michael Schwabe at Monoposto Mastering. Following four albums based around experimental, skull-crushing doom, with Romantik, Valborg delves deeper into the heart-tearing atmospheres of the abyss of which they’ve so boldly explored. Fans of Type O Negative, Vangelis, Killing Joke, and Celtic Frost/Triptykon pay heed.
Romantik will be released on CD and digitally on May 19th, 2015, and on vinyl June 16th, 2015, via Temple Of Torturous.
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