We’ve been attentively following the progress of the German atmospheric black metal band Schattenfall since their first release in 2017, a debut album named Schatten in Schwarz. That album made a stunning first impression, but perhaps even more stunning was the band’s second album, 2019’s Melancholie des Seins, which our Andy Synn acclaimed in his review here as “equal parts haunting beauty and brooding melancholy,” presenting manifestations of “gloriously melodic misery” that were “second to none”.
Schattenfall followed that album with their Das Verderben EP in February of this year, and it proved again the band’s formidable talent for creating music that leaves lasting impressions. It was spellbinding but also capable of jolting ferocity and shattering emotional force.
And now it’s our pleasure to present a full stream of Schattenfall’s latest work, an instrumental EP entitled Einsamkeit that’s set for release on July 13th.