Sammath Unleashes Live Video Of “Totenhügel” From Upcoming 2019 Album Across the Rhine Is Only Death

Brutal yet melodic Dutch-German black metal fire team Sammath plan to unleash their latest album, Across the Rhine Is Only Death, during early second quarter 2019. This album extends their work on Godless Arrogance which took the grandeur of Strijd to its logical conclusion given the increasing viciousness and technicality of intervening albums.

A preview of the new album, Across the Rhine Is Only Death, shows an increasing use of death metal and grindcore intensity to offset the melodic core of each song, with the weaving of those melodies within savage sawing riffs also increasing in subtlety, allowing its final revelation in the presentation of the inner core of its structural development to be even more majestic.

Sammath may have had four iterations at this point. The first album showed us a style distinct from Norsecore, based more on Finnish-style angry riffs leading up to elegant revelations of an underlying melodic theme, and the second and third albums added a relentless German labyrinth of riffs to this, while the fourth album introduced a progressive rock style of varied internal structure and presentation of its parts in firmly delineated themes.

With its fourth period, Sammath introduces its original idea with the savagery of its middle period and the clear segmentation of its progressive period, then mixes in additional brutality — possibly influenced by Kaeck among others — so that the beauty of black metal emerges from something that seems chaotic but is the opposite, an order based on violence and ambiguity but immutable principles.

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17 thoughts on “Sammath Unleashes Live Video Of “Totenhügel” From Upcoming 2019 Album Across the Rhine Is Only Death

  1. Mike Pence says:

    PLEASE REVIEW THE NEW SATAN ALBUM.

    1. bloodypulp says:

      you are such a fucking dipshit

      1. I admire his diligence and dedication.

    2. thewaters says:

      It sucks

    3. Chris says:

      Just a twinge of dipshitness goin on here. I love ya. Well, bless your heart.

    4. Savitri Deviated Rectums says:

      I’ll review the new Satan album, my nigga:
      “It sounds like the other two they published in this millenium…plus more Diamond Heads.”

  2. thewaters says:

    Why do the vox sound so terrible?

    1. Robert says:

      They don’t.

  3. Chrised says:

    I just might imagine that they don’t like no coloreds.

    1. That’s just not fair.

    2. Robert says:

      “don’t like no coloreds”?

      Double negative much?

      1. bloodypulp says:

        Get out much?

      2. Chrised says:

        When I’m constantly mocking morons? Yes.
        Just have to say that this may be the last relevant black metal. Enjoy this.
        I love you!

  4. Lord have mercy says:

    Looking forward to the new album!

  5. 3rd-worldy says:

    A great bit of writing Brett. Here’s hoping for something close to their last one!

    1. Thank you! …I am quite looking forward to this release.

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