Grauzeit are a band from Germany that plays a depressive form of post black metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 ep "Dieses Gefuhl jeden Tag".
The ep starts off with some melancholic sounding acoustic guitars that utilize both finger picking and full chords and background voices and after awhile post rock elements are added into the music and after a minute into the first official song on the ep drums, black metla guitar riffs and depressive screams are added into the music.
As the ep progresses post rock elements start mixing in with depressive black metal and it takes the music into a more melancholic direction as well as mixing clean and heavy parts together as well as adding more melody into the guitar riffing and when the ep goes into the fourth song melodic clean singing vocals are added into the music.
As the ep progresses the music starts focusing more on acoustic guitars and post rock elements and not really utilizing much of their black metal sound and while the post rock parts are done with a lot skill I still prefer the more black metal side of their musical style and the music starts getting a lot more powerful when the black metal parts make a return to the recording.
Song lyrics are written in German and cover dark, depressive, melancholic and philosophical themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sound with the music guitars being mixed down low in the mix as well as some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Grauzeit are a very great sounding mixture of depressive black metal and melancholic rock and if you are a fan of these musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mein Leben Endet..." and "Dieses Gefuhl jeden Tag". RECOMMENDED BUY.