CD review URFAUST ‘Teufelsgeist’

Although band name and title of the album are German, metal fans have a chance to improve their Dutch with Urfaust’s new album ‘Teufelsgeist’, at least when it comes to song titles.

Urfaust hail from The Netherlands and calls Asten in North Brabant their hometown. It was VRDRBR and IX who started the band in 2003. With ‘Teufelsgeist’ the band unleash their so far sixth full-length album, featuring five songs, atmospheric ones.

This time, Urfaust use song titles in Dutch and starts with ‘Offerschaal der Astrologische Mengvormen’ in a dramatic and ambient fashion. Darkened soundscapes and clean vocals spread a rather positive spirit. The more you dive into the songs on ‘Teufelsgeist’, the more you reveal the blackened evil that slowly breaks through with each of the songs.

‘Van Alcoholische Verbittering naar Religieuze Cult’ still reflects the bigger soundscapes from the opener, but things get more sinister. Not the heavy riffs are important for creating the atmosphere. Instead it’s the subtile sound-collages that create a diabolic expression and a black magic.

Also ‘De Filosofie van een Gedesillusioneerde’ and ‘Het Godverlaten Leprosarium’ aren’t songs that can get you out of the November Blues . In contrary, these tunes intensify seasonal darkness by sound collages that are vicious and malevolent. ‘Teufelsgeist’, an album that isn’t made for people on a search for some positivism.

Rating: 7 out of 10.


  1. Offerschaal der Astrologische Mengvormen
  2. Bloedsacrament voor de Geestenziener
  3. Van Alcoholische Verbittering naar Religieuze Cult
  4. De Filosofie van een Gedesillusioneerde
  5. Het Godverlaten Leprosarium

Label: Ván Records

Genre: Blackened Post Metal

Release Date EU: November 27th, 2020

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