Review: Lebenssucht – Fucking My Knife

Posted: February 6, 2017 in Reviews
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Lebenssucht, which means ‘squeeze life out’, are depressive black metal with bit of dark ambience thrown in there too, and are made up of members from such bands as Humanitas Error Est, Absolutus and Clouds. ‘Fucking My Knife’ is a three track EP, out last summer on Abstruse Eerie Radiance, and captures the band squeezing negativity into a glorious rush of misery and darkness.

Opener ‘Beloved Depression’ contains all facets of the depressive black metal sounds; melancholic ambience, howling black metal riffing underpinned with a thunderous drumming performance, and a mixture of hopeless shrieks and guttural roars. A smothering, grey fog of a track that leads into the rabid ‘Until We Die’, a torrent of gloom and fury. Surprisingly energetic for a depressive black metal record, but refreshingly so.

The final, harrowing title track closes what is an impressive three track set Dark, terrifying and abrasive, ‘Fucking My Knife’ is the horrorendous full stop on this black metal story. Remarkably lively and vibrant for a depressive black metal outfit, Lebenssucht are visceral, haunting and furious in equal amounts, and ‘Fucking My Knife’ blends each element well to create something worth searching out. Thumbs up!

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