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Ahnenhammer - Seelenwinter

 
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Ashmonger



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Ahnenhammer - Seelenwinter Reply with quote

First demo from this new Austrian Black Metal duo and it's a lengthy demo with 40 minutes playing time. Ahnenhammer presents a form of Black Metal that is crude and almost barbaric in its sound, though being far from the bestial or war metal subgenres. There's a variety of feelings in between the tracks, such as determination, loathing, melancholy, triumph and mystery. While in some tracks the vocals are natural, in others the effects on the vocals make the voice sound more like a distant forest spirit. While not reinventing the wheel, the overall sound and certain well placed elements, like samples, keys, spoken voice... make that Seelenwinter is recognizable in between other releases in the same style. Both English and German lyrics are present. This clearly is a first demo, with not all tracks coming from the same recording sessions, as a demo can be. It, however, serves very well to show the strong points of Ahnenhammer. Limited to 150 copies.

Sample track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZauqAmrGKJo





Available for €5 (+ shipping)
Wholesale and trade also available.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copies of this tape are on their way to Breath of Pestilence.
Having it available through more distros is being worked on.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool new band.. Will stock!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iron Bonehead has these in stock now.

Copies are on their way to New Era Productions, Northern Heritage and Breath of Pestilence, as previously mentioned. I'll also soon send some to Frost and Fire.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahnenhammer tape is in stock at New Era Productions.
http://new-era-productions.nl/shop/cassettes/3121-ahnenhammer-seelenwinter-tape.html
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHNENHAMMER Tape (as well as two other Iron Scourge tape releases) now in stock!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahnenhammer demo is also available through Breath of Pestilence and Fall of Nature (who also has several other releases of Iron Scourge & Gutter Disease).

Someone has also uploaded the full demo to youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DaKmw2GJb8
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very favourable review of this demo by Nocturnal Hall webzine:

http://www.nocturnalhall.com/reviews/A/ahnenhammer_seelenwinter_e.html

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The Carinthian duo AHNENHAMMER presents us the demo Seelenwinter in the style of the old school, namely on cassette, limited to 150 pieces. The tape in elegant black makes a good visual impression through the impressive artwork. You should then turn up quite loud, because there is no good production at this underground effort for sure!
The nature-related lyrics are presented in German, English, and Norwegian by a singer named Ordnung, and he does this in intense manner, often alienated and lost, always gloomy and oppressive. Samples are also often used and underline the pitch-black scenery, which is torn by desperate screams, screaming madness or abysmal growls.
Musically, the band acts in coarse manner and the ice-cold mood is supported by the rattling drum (computer) sound. Sometimes the songs pound uncompromisingly through the undergrowth, then AHNENHAMMER add a pinch of dirty rocking attitude, or use sluggish rhythms combined with slightly dissonant guitars as stylistic means.
Das Schweigen Der Toten Muehle, for instance, creeps in very slowly, spilling both hopelessness and emptiness as well as defiant struggle. In the background, a lonely, barren, yet effective lead draws its melodically enriching track, the speech samples fit optimally into the song´s framework.
My personal favorite piece Das Tal Des Ewigen Nebels scores through the deep singing, its nasty but beautiful guitars and the hypnotic rhythm; somehow this one turns out to be a vicious ear candy!
A little while later, a German song scores another brownie point, as the crushing, hypnotically gripping tune Wenn Die Welt Zugrunde Geht plunges the world into pitch black darkness with agonizing tenacity and evocative vocals. Dissonance and rolling mid-tempo are determined by Dra Til Helvete, while the last piece Heads Will Roll brings on Black'n'Roll influences with a shot punk according to the title and thus provides for a whimsical conclusion.
AHNENHAMMER conjure up an ominous, claustrophobic atmosphere on Seelenwinter, letting the world sink into lightless depths with oppressive samples, dissonant guitar motifs and intense vocals, whereby some bittersweet leads are responsible for some sunrays in accordance to the cover, showing this work as optical and musical entity.

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