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Hailing from the war torn lands of Germany is peculiar outfit Verdunkeln, meaning
'To Darken' in English. Surely, the atmosphere is dark, as effects-laden guitar strums on marchingly as an impenetrable smog of distortion comes rumbling in underneath. Over top this quagmire of wretchedness floats distant chants of disembodied voices. At least, this is what a couple songs sound like.
The drums, only reaching a slow blast, pace the songs hypnotically more than any other way. This type of tundra-trudging metal is best related to Blut Aus Nord were they to have kept one foot in metal after The Work Which Transforms God.
The other songs are half-assed attempts at standard black metal that serve more as a way to distinguish between better songs than another intriguing listen. An occasional buried solo can be heard, but their chops can be tiresome, despite their good placement and sound. If Falkenbach was a little more like Wrest, this is what he would have come up with. Really, not that bad.