NEBELWERFER – The Aeon of Filth
The previous album by Nebelwerfer, the one entitled "The Spirit of Violation", was a great slab of intense and violent black metal, so naturally I was looking forward to their follow-up, which is suitably named "The Aoen of Filth".
Parallels to bands such as Marduk, Triumphator, Enthroned, Temple of Baal and the likes can be drawn, but Nebelwerfer comes across as a genuine entity that has a sound and expression of its own. The riffs and melodies are catchy, the vocals are haunting and convincing, and the band knows how to vary everything and keep the album interesting throughout. Some of the ambient-interludes that are to be found here and there actually make me think of "Salvation" by Funeral Mist. That nasty, creepy atmosphere isn`t altogether that different. There`s plenty of good stuff to be found on this disc and even after many spins one keeps discovering something wicked that one hadn`t noticed before.
The closing track on "The Aeon of Filth" is a cover of Urgehal’s "Goatcraft Torment", which fits in nicely, but I do recommend listening to "The Last Breath of This Day" and "Rape" first and foremost. This is a recommended release for sure.