Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Title: Unsere Feuer brennen!
Format: CD
Label: Cold Spring Records (@)
Rated: *****
UNSERE FEUER BRENNEN! is the debut album by Axel Frank's project Werkraum and it has been released for the first time back in 2004. Since it was out of print from quite some time Justin at Cold Spring decided it was time to reissue it and for this new remastered issue he also added two compilation tracks to the original 11 songs track list ("Wir Rufen Deine Wölfe", taken from the compilation of the same name and "Blutsommerland", taken from the vinyl-only release "Eternal Soul"). For those whom didn't never listened to Werkraum's music I should name bands like Forseti, Sonne Hagal and Death In June (but I may say that in this case this is a slight influence on some song). Influenced by romantic authors Frank used for part of his lyrics works of John Dowland (composer born in London in 1563 and buried the 20th February 1626), Gottfried Benn (he was a German essayist, novelist, and expressionist poet. A doctor of medicine, he became an early admirer, and later a critic, of the National Socialist revolution), Rimbaud and Baudelaire. Musically Werkraum mix martial industrial sounds, neo-folk guitar driven ballads and neo classical moments. The album sounds heterogeneous and fresh and if songs like "Hohezeit" and "Chanson De La Plus Haute Tour" are influenced by folk songs and are good guitar/female vocals duets, songs like "Die Letzte Jagd", "Legion", "Steh Auf, Nordwind!", "Ewigland", "Heilige Krieg" and "Wir Rufen Deine Wölfe" are new folk upbeat acoustic tunes with martial percussions and full of energy. To balance the track list we have great atmospheric tracks which are influenced by industrial and neo classical music: check the great "Blutsommerland", the opening "Nocturne", "Einsamer Nie", "Dignitas Dei" and "Civitas Dei". This is a really good reissue! Check it if you missed it the first time!