Schwarzer Engel are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being dark gothic metal with influences from doom, black and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "In Brennedon Himmeln" which was released by Massacre Records.
Drums range from slow to mid playing with only a small amount of fast drumming and blast beats being present on this recording, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric, symphonic and gothic sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a v ery powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast gothic metal riffs that also combine influences from industrial, doom, black and melodic death metal to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding gothic metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from death metal growls, black metal screams, and clean singing gothic vocals as well as a brief use of female singing, while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound to it where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Schwarzer Engle and if you are a fan of dark, gothic metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Brennedon Himmeln" "Der Faehrmann" "Rache" and "Verneinen". RECOMMENDED BUY.