Review from Alternativ-Musik

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 5, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Alternativ-Musik
Published: April 9, 2012
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*Google translation of German review

How can you come on band name: Stroszek is not only a film by Werner Herzog, it is also the last film to be seen to have seen Ian Curtis before his suicide. That should at least be a reason for the band name, but you must admit that it matches the music very well. Because the mood of sound Graveyard Bound is continuously morbid, which is not too surprising when you consider that the maker Claudio Alcara has its roots in black metal. By contrast, Stroszek he goes into more acoustic fields, which one is somewhere between Alcest, a somber version of Johnny Cash or Leonard Cohen, and various post-rock elements. 

It may certainly be Stroszek as another post black metal band called, that would be too simple, because Black Metal influences are indeed present, but clearly outweigh other parts. Much more could be described as progressive acoustic rock music that comes along very melancholy. This is particularly noticeable on the track hope I'll never know, which has very tricky passages. Often appear too extravagant guitar solos that could come from the traditional hardware, making classification difficult. 

Sound Graveyard Bound is a very nice affair, if you like acoustic and melancholic music, and after several listens the verdict is very positive. Hard to say, however, whether the album will also act in the long run 

Reviewed by: Tristan Osterfeld 

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: stroszek sound graveyard bound life failures made music claudio alcara frostmoon eclipse acoustic country folk black metal melancholy all the bad days in the world 


            Released: March 10, 2012
                           300 Copies
                          Acoustic Folk