Last year, German black metal duo Dauþuz (pronounced Dauthuz, not Daupuz) released Vom schwarzen Schmied, which tells the tale of an immortal blacksmith, looking over creation from the cabin he built deep in the mountains. On the more majestic end of black metal, which is not uncommon for Dauþuz, Vom schwarzen Schmied was a furthering in the sound these Germans have crafted over many releases over the past six years.

Revisiting this album a mere year later, companion album Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge draws upon the "epic" Thuringian folkloric elements found within Vom schwarzen Schmied and concentrates on their brand of black metal's heavy and traditional metal roots (as well as their very prominent folk influences). With powerful clean vocals and massive choirs replacing the more traditionally black metal harsh vocal performance which defined Vom schwarzen Schmied's powerful presence, Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge is a similar experience to its predecessor in the sense that Aragonyth S.'s instrumental performance is 100% the same, but vocalist Syderyth G.'s presence has completely turned the album itself on its head. Listen to Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge ahead of its April 1st release below.

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Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge releases April 1st on Amor Fati Productions

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