Tyrael – Der Wald ist mein Zuhause (2010)


Featuring a very unique blend of Black/Death and Grindcore with Melodic passages, today we have Tyrael and their latest release “Der Wald ist mein Zuhause”. With claims by the band of calling their sound “Green Metal”, we found it very interesting that they actually do sound different than the tons of submissions we get every day.

Blowing up in your face with the opening track “To Isengard”, the band quickly gets into very melodic guitar work, crafted to perfection. The band’s tempo changes and hellish vocal combinations deliver enough brutality to nicely contrast the melodic nature of the track. “Throne of God” moves a bit into Black Metal territory with brutal drumming, but it also has very effective melodic mid-tempo sections that nicely pace the songs.

In terms of the vocals, we have a very nice combination of deep growls, hellish shrieks (a la Dani Filth at some points) and even some Grindcore pig squeals. The structure of songs like “Der Jager” and “Gedankenfluss” quickly show the band’s ability to create intricate tracks that blend genres and tempos seamlessly with an overall direction. Slowdowns in tracks like “Traum der Wirklichkeit” nicely contrast the brutality of the tracks and showcase elements from albums we used to listen to back in the late 90’s.

If you are looking for hellish sections surrounded by melodic riffing, “Gebrochenes Eis”, “Erlkonig” and “Der Wald ist mein Zuhause” are the tracks for you. At this point we can truly appreciate the band’s creativity in terms of their song and how this combination of elements never gets old and makes you want to get more and more. Closing the album we have “Des Rabens Andacht”, a track that reminds us a bit of Eisregen but on crack. The fast-paced sections are merciless and deliver crushing blows to your speakers in droves.

Tyrael manages to achieve originality and freshness through relentless brutality and we love this. “Der Wald ist mein Zuhause” delivers a very powerful set of songs that are very well balanced. The album flows very naturally and the music is excellently crafted, we can only hope the band continues the good work and keeps releasing albums as good as this one.

Band: Tyrael Album: Der Wald ist mein Zuhause
Label: Unsigned

Release: January 22nd, 2010

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Genre: Black / Death / Grindcore

Country: Germany

Rating: 86/100

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