MINENWERFER - Nihilistischen (12" Gatefold LP on Gold Vinyl)
United States | Black
Since their formation in 2007, MINENWERFER have pursued a proud 'n' pure vision of black metal idiosyncratically focused on World War I - idiosyncratic, in the sense that the band hail from America but mostly sing in German. What has resulted is a startlingly accomplished canon that has quietly built itself into prolific proportions, with their first album arriving in 2010, followed by albums in 2012 and 2019, and a slew of split releases and EPs in the interim. That second album, Nihilistischen, took a moodier turn from MINENWERFER's throttling debut album, Volkslieder. But while a relative expansion of dynamics made their songs sound even more epic, the duo likewise upped the muscle to their attack, arriving at a thicker soundfield than that no-less-considerable predecessor. What results is a work equally steeped in the ugly underground and the yonder battlefields of professionalism. Re-issue, 298x gold with black marble effect 12" (180g) in a black poly-lined bag, download card, gatefold jacket full color on 350g, all assembled in a plastic overbag.