Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen

Ihsahn’s most experimental album is confusing. Is it some form of semi-electronic jazz? Black metal? Ambient drone with men’s choirs? A musical poem or maybe, gasp, pop music? Probably all of those.

For a very easy introduction, I recommend track 5, Pulse. The album can be bought on Bandcamp.

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Mantar

You wouldn’t believe that this Turko-German duo is a duo. No bass, just one guitar, one set of drums and an excellent, pained voice. It’s a sort of death-n-roll meets black metal punk with some doom sprinkled on top. From Hamburg, Germany. Listen to and buy their albums on Bandcamp:

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