5 / 5
➤ "The extreme and unforgiving landscape is captured perfectly, whilst capturing a wide range of complex, adrenaline fueled and fear driven emotions … you are left with a constant chill down your spine, as it feels like the band gave carved out the grim, isolated and chilling atmosphere out of a glacier … distinctly unique … carefully calculated and executed perfectly … stunning debut …"
5 / 5
➤ "… really well thought out down to the smallest details … extremely well recorded … one of the best releases of the year … a fantastic debut EP … majestic grandeur, icy depths and amazing heights …"
9,5 / 10
➤ "… an EP that does the job … nothing short of spectacular … excellent from beginning to end … one of the best works I have heard this year …"
90 / 100
➤ "… very good production where we find the most notable and remarkable styles of Black Metal and in the style of Djent, with an excellent Doom / Atmospheric Metal setting … excellent musical structure … explosive rhythms …"
9 / 10
➤ "… that's what was missing … melodic and atmospheric … with a very noticeable fury … has all the conditions to pass the priority for the quality it shows."
(World Of Metal)
8,5 / 10
➤ "… extremely powerful without being compressed ... the songwriting itself is extremely impressive; that experienced musicians are at work here is unmistakable ... gives you the feeling of hanging several thousand meters high in a wall and gathering strength for the next move ... the outbursts that the changes into the faster regions then create are extremely well designed …"
8,5 / 10
➤ "… one mighty strong debut … brutal, cold and harsh yet atmospheric Black Metal … vocals are really good …"
(North From Northern)
8,5 / 10
➤ "… set the bar high from the start ... like lightning ... brute EP …"
12 / 15
➤ "... decidedly varied ... the Windir guitars on 'Gipfelfieber' are to die for ..."
(Folk Metal AT)
8 / 10
➤ "… great amount of melody … very powerful … great …"
(Occult Black Metal Zine)
8 / 10
➤ "… everything done right ... a strong debut ... versatility ... flair for metallic storytelling …"
8 / 10
➤ "… sounds aggressive and full of energy in some moments, on other is grandiose and on some parts is introspective and dense, but it sounds really great in every moment … the musical work of the band is really very good … a fine revelation of the German Black Metal scene …"
7 / 10
➤ "... high level of recognition ... surprises towards the end with an excellent homage to the snivelling singing guitar sound of Windir ... delivers numerous delightful ideas ..."
➤ "... great dramaturgy ... melodic, frenetic, varied and sophisticated ... in all respects as rousing as engaging ... very independent mini-album, whose pull you can not easily escape once you have immersed yourself in the world of ANTRISCH ... strong sign ..."
➤ "... impressive ... look far beyond ... hard phrased ... clashing cold ... I feel reminded of bands Helrunar, Árstíðir Lífsins, Nagelfar or Helheim, even if one has to attest Antrisch an independent sound ..."
➤ "… glittering, star-like ambience … explodes in blistering percussive blasts, frantically flickering guitars, and vicious, scorching screams, as well as booming bass, jolting chords, bell-like reverberations, and panoramic melodies … the music’s morphing movements are captivating, channeling a changing array of dark and devastating moods quite powerfully."
(No Clean Singing)
➤ "... no greenhorns ... dynamic songwriting ... a pleasingly good, varied and poisonous entry into the mountain massif of Metal."
➤ "… fine Melodic Black Metal … with the great harmony of the growls, the riffs and fantastic blastbeats, the album flows from the beginning to the end … definitely work well live as ‘headbanger’ pieces … an EP that any BM fan will enjoy … a must-have …"
➤ "… pretty nice atmospheric Black Metal with a very nice sound and creating an atmosphere through interesting themes and melodies, rather than just arranging sugar chords indefinitely … ANTRISCH play very well and have impressively diverse compositions which, in turn, have one unified identity and sensibility."
➤ "... scary atmosphere ... an impressive, atmospheric, and also eerie work ..."
➤ "… atmospheric … dramatic … melodic … icy breezes of Black Metal penetrating to the bone, sweeping into a rough and dreamlike imagination … creepy …"
➤ "… fascinating iconography … excellent atmoblack … persuasive delicacy … capable of raising the bar of a genre nowadays … destined for a quick reissue on label …"
➤ "Holy shit what a record! … really a lot of stuff … beautiful … pure black art … spectacular … I recommend highly …"
➤ "… an excellent group that catches my attention within a few seconds …"
➤ "... shattering, relentless, face-shredding brutality ... aggressive riffs dominate the album, with the drumming as pounding as can be ... the strength of this EP is the inexhaustible lead guitar work that stirs up some unforgettable playing ... a touch of Post Rock mixed with Blackgaze that makes me smile happily ..."
(Dissecting The Euphony)
➤ "Dark and mysterious ... sustained double bass bombardment ... the vocals are ... informative, angry and yet somehow empathetic ... very accomplished debut EP."
➤ "Nagelfar and Naglfar together … uplifting … consistently high … versatile … talented …"
➤ "The German Black Metal underground must be a magical place ... a variety of situations and emotions atypical of classic Black Metal ... well-characterized tracks ... atmospheric ... melodic ... hypnotic ... ANTRISCH are a constantly changing ice storm that will satisfy all those who are not afraid to follow those who do not walk on paths already trodden ... personally I found echoes of Satyricon from the good old days and even compatriots Dark Fortress ... with this debut they already show that they have very good skills ..."
(The Murder Inn) p> Issue #5 Winner
➤ "… some exquisite melodic touches that remain in memory … it is clear that the band members have dedicated a lot of thought and effort to this … everything is on point … high-quality material … an absolute success and leaves us with great expectations for the next one …"
(Metal Storm • Clandestine Cut Of The Year - Awards 2021)
[ Emblem: Dantas Inferno ]
|Base:||Würzburg • Germany|
|Genre:||Atmospheric Black Metal|
|Title:||EXPEDITION II : Die Passage|
|FFO:||Nagelfar, Helrunar, Eïs|
|Release:||April 7ᵗʰ, 2023|
Vocalist Maurice Wilson illuminates the thematically compelling background of "Stirnschlag" as follows:
"The song title is a neologism, composed of 'rockfall' and 'cerebral apoplexy' ... the subtitle of the song is 'snow line' ... in the narrative sequence, in the story presented, this is the moment when the protagonist breaks away from the rope team, and sets off on his own to the summit, where for the first time the raw forces of nature are expressed more clearly in the sense of a real threat to life ... especially the song finale is also under the sign of physical emaciation and superhuman effort ... the protagonist dies at the end of the song ... due to a head injury suffered in a rock fall, his perception increases to delusions and impressions of nature, literary fragments, mythological parables are mixed ..."
ANTRISCH cultivates in a highly original and independent way an exquisite mixture of different styles of Black Metal, skillfully mixed with parts of Doom, Djent and Dark Ambient.
The group name ANTRISCH is inspired by the world-famous South Tyrolean mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner, who published the dialectical term 'antric light' - which stands for 'strange, secretly, uncanny' and simply fits perfectly to the atmospheric music of the Würzburg hopefuls.
Triumph on the stormy peak
In addition, the outer world is also thematized in an equally sophisticated and no less gripping way, whereby the profound formation essentially deals with the vast landscapes and the captivating forces of nature, which have been experienced in the most extreme way by some daredevils through past, historical expeditions to the most extreme landscapes of the world.
45° 49′ 57″ N, 6° 51′ 52″ O
On April 8, 2021 the intrepid visionaries around guitarist and main composer Robert Falcon Scott rope all inclined listeners along to experience a musical and lyrical expedition to the heights of the world and the depths of man with the sensational debut EP "EXPEDITION I : Dissonanzgrat":
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