Horn - Daudswiärk - Brown/Yellow Galaxy Vinyl LP

By Horn
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"Daudswiärk" is Horn's 10th studio album, following the 20th anniversary of the Black Metal project. Stylistically, Daudswiärk – "Work of Death" in the Low German variant formerly spoken in the Münsterland region – takes a few steps back in time after the rather experimental, multi-instrumental folk-influenced album "Verzet", reverting to the basic Metal instruments, resulting in a concise, fast and short full-length album devoid of intros, outros or interludes. It features a very somber overarching tone compared to the rather upbeat Horn albums of the last years – blast beats, scattered dystopian synths, a heavy shift towards extreme vocals instead of clean ones. The output was produced by M. Stock (Empyrium/The Vision Bleak/Sun of the Sleepless) at the renowned "Studio E2" and features a rough and dense sound heavily favoring the bass guitar and drum work. 

Thematically and as first in the history of the project, Daudswiärk features various passages in the Low German vernaculars of Westphalia, primarily "Westfäölsk" and "Mönsterlänner Platt", derived from various historical sources (dictionaries/poems/short prose texts). The album is centered around rural life in this region around the turn of the 19th/20th century, mainly dealing with the topics of agriculture, hunger, sickness and demise, yet also with the advance of medicine during that period.

The artwork is a linocut created by Timon Kokott (also a native of Westphalia), a bleak scenery of futility and yet of an undying will of survival.

Daudswiärk will be released as a co-production between Horn and Northern Silence Productions.