the raubkauf series continues to raise memorials to memorable maschinenfest performances; and including a band like the ruins of beverast among the roster of electronic artists was one of the things (among others) that made maschinenfest so special.
in 2013 meilenwald, sole member of trob, had released his 4th t.r.o.b. album „bloodvaults“, which took the final step from black metal to his unique fusion style that embraces doom, dark and ambience to create haunting anthems. also, this was the year he gathered a group of musicians to present his art, which had become a critics’ favourite long before, live on stage.
the maschinenfest crowd cordially embraced the mixture of led-heavy riffs, grunts and morose moods of course, so this is a very necessary statement for open-mindedness, and simply a great 45 minutes of extreme music, and a special retrospective of the ruins of beverast’s formative period.
released February 16, 2022
recorded live at maschinenfest. turbinenhalle oberhausen, germany, 11. october 2013.
artwork by salt
released by raubbau and pflichtkauf
raubbau raub-090 / pflichtkauf pflicht 095
supported by 13 fans who also own “maschinenfest memorial”
Trying to follow up a masterpiece of an album is a daunting task for any artist. How does Meilenwald respond? Doing what he always does. He takes his sound in a new approach, adding gothic and even some light death metal elements. While always maintaing his perfect atmosphere, TTG is the first album since UTS that is more song focused vs the focus on a album wide concept. He perfects his songwriting, ending up with some of his best moments and being his tightest written album. 4.5/5 ClassyMusicSnob
supported by 11 fans who also own “maschinenfest memorial”
Striking and hypnotic, listening through Geister is a rugged and immense journey. The album is brimming with ceremonial darkness from the moment it starts. The intensity of each track is bookended with ritual, and this immersive factor keeps me utterly entranced by the story being told. Geister still feels frigid and dangerous, and I end up captivated every time I listen. Septembre