Friday, August 22, 2008

Selbstmörderisches Deutschland


Pain, Hatred and contempt for ones life. Bethlehem are the band nightmares are made of, the vocals are split between shrieks, growls, and spooky whispers. all in all, Bethlehem brings this desperate feeling of anguish and self loathing that is so compelling. The music is somewhere in the midst of Black Metal and doom, the band branding themselves "DarkMetal" which after listening to it doesn't see so absurd a title. The emotion carried forth in this release is spooky, and the fact that this is all being forced at you in German just adds to the scariness. I now know what it feels like to be held hostage by a German with a death-wish. Any-who Bethlehem hail from Germany and have been around since 1991. This is their fourth release entitled 'Dictius Te Necare' which is Latin for 'You Must/Should Kill Yourself'.They have a full length before this along with a 7" and demo. I guess they suck now and play some sort of "Nu" metal with synth, i haven't experienced it, but thats the word on my street. I believe this is the last album this singer was on, but i'm not sure. At times this album can be pretty in an eerie kind of way, but for the most part its just bleak blackness with a soft spot for the suffering of existence. Well, hope you like it, its ugly and abrasive. My favorite tracks are 'Die Anarchische Befreiung Der Augenzeugenreligion' and the last one 'Dorn Meiner Allmacht'.



paris said...

Way cool, "Die Anarchische" indeed rocks the house. For anyone who wants the full track list, I got this off of metal-archives:

1.Schatten Aus Der Alexander Welt - 4:26
2.Die Anarchische Befreiung Der Augenzeugenreligion - 9:11
3.Aphel - Die Schwarze Schlange - 6:40
4.Verheißung - Du Krone Des Todeskultes - 5:15
5.Verschleierte Irreligiosität - 5:41
6.Tagebuch Einer Totgeburt - 4:29
7.Dorn Meiner Allmacht - 8:14

Aesop said...

One of my favorite bands and a huge influence on my own band. Sadly, this would be their last good release. If you like Bethlehem may I recommend Silencer's "Death-Pierce Me" album?

SvartStoy said...

i will certainly check that out, thanks.

jerry said...

wow i love this. Reading a book on the ww2 invasion of Berlin, lots of suicide, rape and suffering. This goes perfectly. Anychance you could upload S.U.I.Z.I.D. or Dark metal if you have ither?
Great blog, thanks.

SvartStøy said...

Thanks jerry, i will track down those and give them a listen, and see what i can do.i agree this album is like a soundtrack to suffering and pain. Thanks for your support. I

vishuskinit said...

insane vocals. theres two songs in the amazing film Gummo by Harmony Korine!