Purity Through Fire is proud to present Eisenkult’s highly anticipated third album, ‘Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik’, on CD, vinyl LP, A5 digipack, and cassette tape formats. The CD and tape versions will be released on March 21st while the vinyl version will follow later this year.
Although they made their public debut in 2020 with the full-length …gedenken wir der Finsternis, Eisenkult have quickly become a flagship band for Purity Through Fire. Perhaps it’s not surprising given that they include members of labelmates Mavorim and Totenwache, but Eisenkult’s swift ascent was built on the back of that first full-length and the successive ‘…von Himmel’, hoch herab album and a split with new labelmates Atronos, these collective recordings displaying the purest Teutonic Black Metal steel: proudly and unapologetically traditional, forged in the fire of the mid ’90s but by no means blinkered by the past – and of course, perfect for Purity Through Fire’s banner.
Striking while the iron’s white-hot, Eisenkult now unleash their fourth recording in as many years, ‘Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik’. For those with even a faint familiarity with German, the title to Eisenkult’s third album should roughly & rudely say everything it needs to – indeed, a steel-toed assertion of the trio’s core values. But whereas the preceding full-length upped the folkloristic side of their second-wave classicism, Eisenkult further finesse that side with their latent hooliganism: instantly catchy, almost major-chorded in its triumphant surge, but still a tragic element coursing through their medieval surge. And whereas the band employed evocative 8-bit-styled intros on their preceding records, here on ‘Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik’ do they integrate those baroque textures across the whole album, thereby making the 40-minute work that much more stunning as well as unique. Again, very much Black Metal in all caps, but also respectful enough of the artform to gird it with stouter and arguably more stunning chainmail.
No other words are necessary: ancient-days Teutonic black metal continues to be on the rise, and Eisenkult are leading the charge with ‘Vulgäre, deutsche Hassmusik’!More info: Eisenkult; Purity Through Fire;