The first song is in the wake of the pure Scandinavian black metal, but then already in the second song you realize that the soundscape of Menschheitsdämmerung also includes elements from doom, death metal and groove. The performance is on a good technical level, and even the production is very good.
If I have to find a drawback, it is that despite all its qualities, this album is a bit flat and lacks verve and energy. Schadenfreude is still a good album that deserves a listen.
Schadenfreude was released on No Sleep till Megiddo Records on April 27 2015. Menschheitsdämmerung means ‘Twilight of Manking’ in German.
Frederik: all instruments.
Text by Herjann