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Review: Kerbenok - Der Erde Entwachsen
Kerbenok
www.kerbenok.net
Der Erde Entwachsen

Label: Northern Silence Productions
Year released: 2008
Duration: 23:42
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 20, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
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Behind this somber natural décor can be found the work of a German trio that goes by the name of Kerbenok. Its foundation was laid in 2000 by Stefan Drechsler (vocals, guitars and bass) and Christopher Duis (vocals, drums and percussions). Kerbenok had previously released two demos, including the double CD set Auf Wilden Pfaden / Im Einklang Der Gewalten in 2005. We have yet to see the band's very first full length, as Der Erde Ent Wachsen is, in fact, a MCD containing only three compositions.

Germany is very well known for being the motherland of many talented Folk/Viking Metal acts. Kerbenok is a new name, although they have already made their mark in the underground scene. This Pagan/Black Metal band has all it takes to succeed, by presenting some well written and solid material. The overall sonic structure is composed of fast/blasphemous type of Black Metal. They do have the double basses, raspy vocals, distorted guitar work and tremolo picking of course, but on their Pagan/Folksy side, some real nice and melodic elements are to be enjoyed as well. They take the form of clean arpeggios, mouth harps and flute. Those delicacies are found on two compositions, namely "Der Fall" and "Das Kalte Feuer". The opening track also contains some pleasant epic chants in the background. As for the title track, a more furious Black Metal takes place, still with the addition of a gong in a couple places.

All in all, a good Pagan Black Metal output with strong compositions, making the listener long for a full length in a hopefully near future.


Track Listing:
  1. Das Kalte Feuer
  2. Der Erde Entwachsen
  3. Der Fall
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