I am the fail, guys. Earlier this month Verdunkeln released a new album and, after babbling incessantly about how I couldn’t get enough of their Germanic black metal druid hymns, I go and completely sleep on this release. Their previous record Einblick in den Qualenfall really played more like a score to a film or the backdrop for some elaborate ritual. The new songs seem to indicate that they are moving in the direction of a more singular, almost Tool influenced hypnotism at times. Sometimes it doesn’t even sound like black metal. This is mostly because there are some notably heavy parts with deeper vocals thrown in. Hard to say where this album will fall musically. I shall investigate! Meanwhile, you should check out a couple of songs below.