For the casual observer listening to Urfaust can be a rather confounding experience.

It strays quite a bit from the common perception of what black metal or even music in general is about , so that you  might not really know what to make of it, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It reminds me of the first time I heard Burzum’s minimalist, almost formless guitar hissing that was at the same time mesmerizingly captivating. In a similar way Urfaust’s lofi approach sounds like the worst thing ever put to tape with songs that drone on endlessly without the slightest variation. Yet somehow that is exactly what they are aiming for. Theirs is not just music; it is a ritual that you should let yourself be immersed in. The vocals when there are any sound more like unholy chants and the plodding guitar work actually resembles Finish masters of funeral doom Shape of Despair at times, especially halfway through the ceremony. 


  1. Meditatum I
  2. Meditatum II
  3. Meditatum III
  4. Meditatum IV
  5. Meditatum V
  6. Meditatum VI


Label: Van Records





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