Origin: Germany 🇩🇪
Genre: Black Metal
Eisenkult’s ascent to the upper echelons of the underground has been a swift one that’s come at no surprise to those of us who are familiar with both underground German black metal and the desecrations of Purity Through Fire. Featuring members of Totenwache and Mavorim, this gang of miscreants have long been at it, and it appears that they’ve somehow recently discovered an even more Germanic way of creating black metal. I didn’t think that was even possible. On March 21, Eisenkult will release their fourth full-length studio LP, “Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik” (Vulgar German Hate Music) via Purity Through Fire.
The album’s cover art foreshadows an artful experience; one brimming with class and deep cultural significance – something almost medieval. To a certain degree, that’s what you get with “Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik”, but on the other hand, oftentimes throughout the recording, you’re met – as if by a gaggle of drunken punks in a dark alley – with a rowdy, Molotov-cocktail-through-the-window-of-a-church kind of black metal that makes you want to get drunk and start some trouble as the heat of a never-before-felt, raucous kind of hatred fills your lungs.
There’s a paradoxical sort of beauty that makes itself known during “Dast ist nichts” as easy-rolling melodic currents and fluid rhythmic patterns surface from within the carnage. Dungeon synth accents create a most immersive experience all the while as those aforementioned soccer-hooligan-esque battle songs reverberate through the atmosphere of what feels like a first row seats view to some twisted celebratory watching of the world burn. Pure German black metal? Absolutely and with a brutal edge. A wretched Destroyer 666-worshipping mania that can be felt during the intro to “Tränensäufer” before the heaviest riffs on the album begin to sledge their way through the mix during this otherwise FTW, punk-driven cut.
Sleazy thrash, filthy punk and dungeon synth-inspired true German black metal, black metal with balls, ale-swilling black metal, hate-everyone-equally black metal… Whatever you choose to call this thing doesn’t really matter, because with “Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik”, you can expect to view BM from a profound new vantage point – a 360 degree span overlooking majestic German mountain ranges but also grimy slums and rotten dungeons. You won’t know whether to paint something or break something while you’re listening to this thing… How poetic.
Experience “Niederes Gewürm” from “Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik” right here as presented by Purity Through Fire: