Teufelskries are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of heavy, hard rock, goth, NDH and metal and this is a review of their 2009 album "Spuren Der Vergangenheit" which will be re-issued in March of 2015 by NRT Records.
A very hard, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some industrial style vocals that can also be melodic at times along with some spoken word parts being utilized at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can hear a lot of EBM and electronic music elements in the bands musical style
You can hear a lot of metal influences in the heavier side of the bands musical style along with a touch of thrash and the solos and leads the band uses are also very melodic and distorted sounding and at time s clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in quite a bit of the more commercialized style of industrial metal that was very big in the mid 90's and they also do a power ballad before returning back to a harder direction on t he remaining tracks.
Teufelelskries plays a very mainstream and dance orientated style of industrial metal that would of fit in perfectly with the mainstream rock stations around 98 to 2000 and have a perfect mixture of melody and heaviness, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover real life themes.
In my opinion Teufelelskries are a very great sounding mixture of heavy, hard rock, goth, NDH and metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Zerrissen" "Eifersucht" "Verlorenes Spiel" and "Vorbel". 8 out of 10.
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