“Wenn du gestorben bist, bist du allein!” Wow! Harsh Teutonic sounds pouring out of my earphones, reaching us from the rainy, water-logged flats of Hamburg in good old Northern Germany. And you will find a few more soundbits of the same ilk on this disc.
Rooms is like the possessed evil twin of the usually somewhat genteel Progressive Metal genre talking to you. The one that has gone down the Black Metal road and then got second thoughts. And it is not easy fare, pretty hard on your system and eardrums too. Like a Progressive mixture of a darker Myrkur and their album M with Lithourgyia from Batushka. Yet they are no Black Metal act – anymore. An evil version of Zierler, if you will. And sometimes – just sometimes – the record feels like the forgotten sibling of the latest disturbing concoction Dodecahedron unleashed in 2017. [...]