Aus der Asche FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 31.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Napalm Records

Top 2007: #36
Saltatio Mortis more
Alea der Bescheidene - voce, cimpoi
Bruder Frank - bass
Cordoban der Verspielte - cimpoi, flaut
El Silbador - cimpoi
Falk Irmenfried von Hasen-Mümmelstein - cimpoi, hurdy-gurdy, harpa
Lasterbalk der Lästerliche - tobe
Mik El Angelo - chitara, bousouki
Thoron Trommelfeuer - cimpoi, percutie

01. Prometheus02. Spielmannsschwur03. Uns gehort die welt04. Sieben Raben05. Vaulfen06. Irgendwd in meinem geiste07. Koma08. Wirf den ersten stein09. Tod und teufel10. Choix des dames11. Worte12. Kelch des lebens13. Nights bleist mehr

Well, here’s an album that got me surprised. I didn’t expect to be won over by a sensitive song of a German "medieval rock" band, and by that I mean Nights bleist mehr. For the less familiarized with Saltatio Mortis, you could easily compare them to In Extremo; they have the same mix of metal and traditional music (as a matter of fact, the two bands have the same producer: Thomas Heimann-Troisen).
Affected in 2006 by a small quake in the band makeup, the four remaining members out of seven decide to go on, and with four new members they write this latest material, Aus der Asche. The songs were written by Alea der Bescheidene and the newcomer Mik El Angelo, with much panache and inspiration, combining again folk music with metal, i.e. bagpipes and flute with modern drums and guitars.
The songs have a lot of force, except for three, which I will describe just to make you curious. Two of them are "ballads", extremely sensitive (Irgendwd in meinem geiste, Nights bleist mehr) and prove that the prejudice about German being an ugly language is so wrong. Alea puts a lot of passion in and it feels like it, and he surprises us with his soft tones. The third is a rather unique appearance in the current landscape, clearly inspired by the medieval times, full of decadence and non-conformism. I am referring, of course, to Choix des dames. Of the metallic ones, I would recommend for starters Wirf den ersten stein, and then you’ll find your way.
(+) a lot of excellent songs, force and non-conformism
(-) German lyrics make it a little less accessible, but they are excellent even like that

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Posted at 21:15 |  14 August 2007  | 1 Comments  | 7938 Views

Comment on: Aus der Asche

  • De unde exista prejudecata ca das Deutsche e o limba urata, haha ? ca e printre cele mai grele limbi de invatat? poate. Nemtii sunt cei mai tari la medieval (si gothic, e alta poveste) pt impun cultura prin limba si asta spune totul. Ideea de accesibil astazi e ...cum sa spun, aproape totul e accesibil azi, iar limba germana este foarte raspandita in europa. Acel minus trebuie sa fie plus, iar nota e oricum subiectiva- la medieval poti sa dai 6 sau 10 ( tot respectul pt alegerea voastra), ca e ceva...ce nu intra tocmai la metal. Lebt wohl :)

    1. Posted by Ioana Moraru -iasi | 19 August 2007 15:37

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