Beautifully crafted and though provoking.
The beginning of Weltnenbrands' End of the Wizard, is omnious and enchanting somewhat
Medieval but not cloudy like doom, it is more upbeat. The vocals are clear bold and decisive
in the vein of Type O NegAtive. Clearly gothic is its origins and enjoyable to
listen to. There is no real heavy tracks on this CD. Formed in 1995 in Lichtenstein,
the band has had a few line-up changes though overall stayed fairly consistent.
With a strong fan base the sextet continues to forge a strong, bold path with
each new album.
This is a beautifully crafted and though provoking album. Relaxing would be the
first word that comes to mind, so if your wanting a heavy speaker cracking disk
look elsewhere. Very classical in its construction, the instruments are many, used
in a controlled and orchestrated manner, including the many vocals. This CD comes
with many, many great reviews and for which they are deserving! I must say it took
a couple of times listening to this one before I really could appriciate its complexity.
Each time that it goes through your head it opens another level of understanding. This
would be great to hear in a concert surrounding where the sound could really resonate
throughout the hall.
Distributed by Napalm Records it was recorded and mixed by Günter Slatinski and
Oliver Falk at Pink Music Studio. It was mastered by Peter Moritz at Radwerk
14 Studios. The design and additional photography were done by Ingo Römling,
because of its instrumental aspects, without which it would have been an