Finsterforst – Rastlos (2012) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Finsterforst - Rastlos - Album CoverI came across Finsterforst via their latest 2014 record Mach Dich Frei and found it actually very good. In style, clear delivery and technical prowess, but found it wanting on lyrics – too much hate mail there. But by and large their tune turns out to be pretty mature on quality – especially in their lead track – just stellar.

Now here I find something different (not utterly, but quite different) with their 2012 magic potion Rastlos. Not sure how to describe it: Insomnium with a Black Forest Pie flavor mixed with a portion of Moonsorrow style of bleak, black winter lakes? Sometimes the similarities are quite startling and perhaps Finsterforst pushed this one a bit far in this here record.Got hooked? Raid this some more...