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 …"
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."
"... furiously fast ... exciting breaks ... atmosphere ... great ... exactly the feeling you have when you hang on a difficult spot after several hours of climbing, 3,000 or 4,000 meters high and gather the forces for the next move up ... the five tracks in not quite 28 minutes I therefore recommend to everyone ... straightforward and yet exciting ... recommendation to buy!"
"… 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 …"
[ Emblem: Dantas Inferno ]
Würzburg • Germany
Atmospheric Black Metal
EXPEDITION I : Dissonanzgrat
Nagelfar, Helrunar, Eïs
April 8ᵗʰ, 2021
On April 15, the tasteful individualists released the official lyric video for the EP song "Stirnschlag":
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.
[ Pic: Antrisch • Retouching & editing by Christian Wolf ]
Founded in 2020, ANTRISCH with their highly charismatic ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL explore the inner world, which allows for the wide range of expressions that the human spirit is capable of bringing forth from the inner life.
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, 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":
[ Artwork: Antrisch • Photo still is taken from the motion picture "Nanga Pargat" by Hans Ertl (1953) ]
ANTRISCH • Online:
01. I Aufbruchsignale 06:46
02. II Seilschaftargwohn 04:42
03. III Stirnschlag 05:21
04. IIII Firnfeldkonfrontation 04:53
05. IIIII Gipfelfieber 05:50
Maurice Wilson • Vocals
Robert Falcon Scott • Guitars
Отто Шмидт • Bass
Игорь Дятлов • Drums
2021 • EXPEDITION I : Dissonanzgrat (EP)
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