Saturday, June 23, 2012

Der Blutharsch : Der Sieg Des Lichtes Ist Des Lebens Heil! [1998]

It is hardly disputable that Albin Julius and his Der Blutharsch project have become a significant influence in the field of neo-folk and martial industrial. Indeed, when it comes to totalitarian aesthetics combined with Wagnerian bombast, things can hardly get better than 1998's mighty _Der Sieg des Lichtes ist des Lebens Heil!

This is Der Blutharsch both at its best and at its most accessible, a landmark of the genre that Herr Julius helped define and expand. _Der Sieg des Lichtes..._ displays a notable leaning towards a dark ambient sound, a possible leftover from his work on The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud. Still, don't go looking for medieval mysticism here, but for an extensive amount of hypnotic, slowly developing musical landscapes, occasional melody and sampled speeches.

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Power Noise | Power Electronics | Martial Industrial | Dark Ambient | Industrial Ambient