Adams' 'A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Slartibarfast was the character who
created Norway. That's of course as absurd as you'd expect it to be from Adams.
Why a German band would call itself almost the same as a
fictional character who created Norway, I cannot fathom. But let that rest for
let us focus on the fourth album by said band.
'schwarz verhüllt' is a fairly eclectic blend of thrash, black metal and pagan
up-tempo metal, yup, with bagpipes and all. A tasteless mix? Yeah, I reckon it
is, but we're not strangers to the mix these days, and I've certainly listened
to worse cases than this one.
The album is divided into chapters and as such form a concept album that looks
into the darker side of the humanity. It is all performed with a considerable
amount of drama, often provided by the bagpipe and synths.
This is not an eternal classic, but the effort is approved!
Best track? Probably Kapitel V: Erhabenheit.