Adventures in misery, journeys in desolation, sprints towards death, these are the things that black metal can encapsulate. Highly intellectualized and oftentimes esoteric Der Weg Einer Freiheit is one of the most exciting bands in the genre today, poised to storm Europe with Downfall of Gaia, these guys have the world at their fingertips. Their new record Stellar is not only esoteric, but also strangely charming, the kind of album that will leave you on your knees contemplating the grim nature of reality.
The confluence of musicianship, emotion and production on this record is incredible. The guitar lines are stunning, at times avant-garde and almost atonal then suddenly blazing into black metal glory. They create a sense of disconnectedness from the bleak realities of our world. The vocals too have this same sense of transcendent and esoteric magic. They seep into your ears and take the listener on a journey, guiding them to the only true freedom we can know, the liberation that black metal provides. Der Weg Einer Freiheit have certainly not created an accessible record, but it's definitely a beautiful one, and one that will leave you hailing your inner triumph
Come forth with me and let the glorious struggle of Stellar guide you to the abyss. Der Weg Einer Freiheit are the kind of band who have a much more profound understanding of reality than most could even dream of. These guys are the sort of hyper-intelligent black metal that still get me so excited for the genre. Der Weg Einer Freiheit are promising, innovative and fresh, music to soothe the savage beast and force you to reconsider paradigms. Sink into the blissful void and find your own salvation, Stellar will be there to guide you.
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