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Dämmerfarben appeared on the map last year with a blackened folk masterpiece, Im Abendrot. They returned this year with Herbstpfad and they've managed to follow their first act. Fans of Agalloch, Drudkh, early Wyrd, Winterfylleth and the type should definitely check this album out. The album follows the tried and true blackened folk formula with long folksy guitar solos and decipherable vocals, if you happen to speak German.
But, the lyrics themselves aren't even necessary, because the guitar has a voice of it's own. The vocalist is talented, and they know when to utilize vocal sections to achieve crescendos of atmosphere. The guitar does most of the talking, but is augmented by an epic keyboard intro, a violin and acoustic guitar interlude, a violin solo track, and a female vocal outro aria which keep the album engaging and cohesive. The outro is especially powerful, it reminds me of Till Fjalls era Vintersorg. Hopefully some one can translate that track (and all the rest of the tracks for that matter) for everyone else.
The album is currently up for download hoping that you'd do the band the kindness of putting a review out there. Since no one else has done so, I would like to thank Dämmerfarben for the experience and to suggest that you track this down, if you haven't heard it already. It's really amazing for them to have put out two amazing albums in just two years. I am definitely anticipating hearing more from this group and hopefully some of you will read this and decide to give the band a listen. You won't be disappointed.