Germany's solo project Schwarzer Engel have returned with a new recording which continues the dark symphonic style of goth metal from previous releases and this is a review of his 2017 ep "Sinnflut" which will be released in December by Massacre Records.
Dark gothic horror style keyboards start off the ep along with some industrial style vocals which also bring in black metal screams at times while clean vocals are also utilized at times along with the music also mixing goth and extreme metal together as well as utilizing a great amount of 80's and 90's influences.
At times the music gets very symphonic while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion when they are utilized along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them, most of the music sticks to either a solo or mid tempo direction as well as adding in a piano track and club remix.
Schwarzer Engel creates another recording that remains true to the dark and symphonic style of goth metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics a re written in German and cover emotions, suicide, apocalypse, nature and gothic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Schwarzer Engel and if you are a fan of dark and symphonic goth metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Sinnflut". 8 out of 10.