Germany’s most morbid hit factory is back!
The Thuringian masters of the macabre present themselves in absolute top form on their 16th studio album “Grenzgänger“ and raise the extreme-metal-bar even higher with 17 new songs.
EISREGEN worked hard and conceptualized the new work both as a successor to the 2020 Top 10 chart success “Leblos” and the 2021 split album with Goatfuneral, “bitterböse” (#12 on the German album charts) and as a double album to provide a worthy framework for all the new song ideas and morbid stories.
CD 1 of the album offers 12 songs, including future classics like the harsh and brutal “In Einzelteilen”, which combines brutal death/grind with extremely catchy parts; “Für den Kaiser”, a very idiosyncratic song about the time of the gladiators from the perspective of a first-person narrator; the hit song “Wiedergänger”, which was already released as a single edit in advance, and is now included as an album edit as well as numerous other tremendous songs, which present singer and lyricist M. Roth in absolute top form.
To pick out single songs is difficult anyway, because the two band leaders Roth and Yantit managed to string together hit after hit.
CD 2 maintains the high level and offers the five-song cycle Ein Jahr im Leben des Todes. “Herbstleiche” is one of the atmospherically best and densest songs in the entire EISREGEN band history.
“Grenzgänger” was recorded in the band’s own HcN Studio by Yantit, and mixed and mastered by their longtime sound engineer Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E in Mellrichstadt, Germany, who equipped the 17 songs with a brutal and yet differentiated sound.
In short: On “Grenzgänger” present themselves in absolute top shape – and musically as well as lyrically, you can take the album title literally, because they have rarely been more varied.
We wonder what the gentlemen will do next…
01 – Vorposten
02 – Grenzgänger
03 – In Einzelteilen
04 – Für den Kaiser
05 – Als ich noch Kinder fraß
06 – Die Frau im Turm
07 – Vom Loch-in-der-Wand-Club
08 – Wiedergänger (Album Edit)
09 – Auf Galgengrund
10 – Kühlkammer
11 – Gegengift
12 – Stirb lächelnd 2023
01 – Kadaverfrühling
02 – Blutsommer
03 – Herbstleiche
04 – Wintersabbat
05 – Rigor Mortis
– M. Roth – Vocals
– M. Stock – Bass, Lead Guitar
– Frau N. Feind – Violin
– Yantit – Drums, Lead- and Rhythm Guitars, Programming
– Martin Schirenc: Lead Guitar on “Gegengift”
– Antonia Erdenberger: Backing Vocals on “Wiedergänger”