The term “Neue Deutsche HÃ¤rte” was invented by the German music press after the release of the debut album “Herzeleid” by Rammstein in 1995, but bands such Oomph! set the standards of this (sub) genre years before.
Schwarzer Engle sounds like a blending of Rammstein with Umbra et Imago, elements of industrial metal, German rock, alternative metal are mixed with Gothic textures and epic constructions. “TrÃ¤ume Einer Nacht” (“Dreams of a night”) is the band’s second full-length album following the critically acclaimed “Apokalypse” from 2010.
Schwarzer Engel (Black Angel) was founded in 2007 by singer Dave Jason, the live line-up also includes guitarist Jens Lindmaier, bassist Bert Oiler, and drummer Ben Bright.
Their modern Dark Metal combines harsh, cutting-edge guitar riffs, angry double-bass attacks, deep, strong vocals and catchy melodies, with elaborated, orchestral arrangements.
“TrÃ¤ume Einer Nacht” will satisfy the fans of Rammstein and the Neue Deutsche HÃ¤rte, this is an absolute “Teuton” metal album with all its good and bad characteristics.