Misanthrosophie

by MEMBARIS

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Laterne
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Laterne Their albums are always a fast, crazy ride and I fell so much in love with the sound of their drums.
David Fischer
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David Fischer Getting through this album took me quite a while actually. But now that I had the right state of mind and some spare time, I can fully appreciate it for what it is. An aggressive, twisted and at times even highly emotional onslaught on one's eardrums. There are several tracks that could I pick as favourite; Architektur fern Struktur, Misanthrosophie and The only reason to stay are stellar tracks. The rest is really solid as well. One more slab of high quality German Black Metal! Favorite track: The only reason to stay.
H.L.
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H.L. How time flies...? "Glorious Death" from MEMBARIS' 2003 album "Poetry of Chaos" is still on my mp3 playlist for running and a personal classic of melodic black metal. I actually thought this band was history, so I am surprised and pleased, that they are still very present with the raging black "Misanthrosophie" album. Just listen to the catchy opener "Architektur fern Struktur". Welcome back! Favorite track: Architektur fern Struktur.
Ippocalyptica
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Ippocalyptica Highly-reminiscent of the best offerings of second-wave black metal, but with much more robust and impactful production, Misanthrosophie does not sound like an album made by a band whose last output was in 2012. Membaris is tight, and these compositions are technically proficient, highly dynamic, and above all, bursting at the seams with high-tempo riffs. If you only like ethereal, atmospheric black metal, then this is not for you; if you like having your face caved in with class, come right in! Favorite track: Architektur fern Struktur.
Trveheimer
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Trveheimer I am happy to see Membaris come back
kazanian
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kazanian A great return after all those years - "Misanthrosophie" unleashes furious Black Metal in an old school blasting fashion with hints to modern incarnations of the genre. Great melodies, passionate Vocals and very good lyrics make this Album a MUST HAVE for friends of fast and furious Black Metal. True Grenzgängers! Favorite track: My Path Of Stars.
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W.T.C. Productions sets March 24th as the international release date for Membaris' long-awaited fifth album, Misanthrosophie.

Forming in the dark, fateful days of 1999, Membaris have long been a lingering force within Germany's oft-overlooked black metal underground. From the band's very first demo in 2002 onward, Membaris have kept their feet firmly rooted in black metal's foundational second wave, but always with an eye to expand upon that noble firmament. Reverence is key, as is passion, and the seamless, unselfconscious combination of both has become a hallmark of Membaris.

Alas, it's been eight long years since the band's last album, 2012's Entartet, but Membaris arrive refreshed and with their strongest full-length to date in Misanthrosophie. With founding members Obscurus and Kraal still at the helm, the duo here unleash a torrent of Technicolor black metal majesty with Misanthrosophie. Each of these nine tracks wends and winds through a dazzling display of contours and constructs, encompassing blistering intensity and majestic melody alike, and often detouring into plaintive (and ever-poignant) acoustic territory with alarming ease, including some literally stunning solos courtesy of Stefan Hofmann. Across its vast 54 minutes do Membaris take the listener on a breathtaking journey into the soul's darkest recesses - as well as, it must be said, surprisingly grand heights - folding perceptions, origami-like, of what pure 'n' proud BLACK METAL can be. And that journey becomes an especially emotional one, as the duo's songwriting simply bleeds blood both black and red, human and inhuman(e), their spectrum of experience transcending the usually strictured norms of the artform. But, veterans that they are, Membaris equally understand black metal's original unorthodoxy, and hereby abide by that just as fully; the listener is thus richer for the duo's daring ways.

Completing the totality, Misanthrosophie was engineered by TT and is graced with stark 'n' austere cover art courtesy of Karmazid. The past is alive, and it bleeds into the future with Membaris' Misanthrosophie.

credits

released March 24, 2020

All music and lyrics written by Membaris
Mixed and mastered by Membaris, engineered by TT
Drums recorded with Markus Nöthen at Airstream-Studio / Koblenz
Strings recorded with Boreas
Vocal recording and editing jobs done by A. at Turning Keys Studio
Solos played by Stefan Hofmann
Additional screams on "Architektur fern Struktur" by Jules
Front cover painted by Karmazid
Imaginations through the horn-crowned skull – picture painted by F. Krüger
All photos done by Linda W.
Layout done by Linda W. and Membaris

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