Tausendstern are a duo from Germany that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2021 album "Hamartia".
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams and most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Nature sounds and synths can also be heard briefly along with some elements of doom metal also being added into the slower sections of the tracks as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with the solos and leads also being done in a very dark yet melodic style as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments and a brief use of clear vocals and clean playing can also be heard on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in German and are inspired by Mel Gibson's "Passion Of The Christ".
In my opinion Taudendstern are a very great sounding atmospheric and blackened doom/death metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hamartia" and "Kreuzgang". 8 out of 10.