The Pleasures Received in Pain

Once again the lonesome poet/warrior known as Der Blutharsch is back from the lands of Austria with a brand-new work. "The Pleasures Received in Pain", thirteen new tracks that lead us through his world of epic battles and war chants, sung in English on a background of stunning orchestral themes and ancient acoustic/folk sounds. Albin Julius, the man behind the project, has finally established his style and interests, his voice, which was perhaps the only aspect that wasn't completely appropriate in the previous releases, is now at its best. Respecting the tradition which comes down from Albin's previous project The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud, there are no titles for the tracks; nonetheless, among the lyrics, we can hear Der Blutharsch's anthems such as "We'll Never Give Up! And You?", or "The Pleasures Received in Pain". A great work, full of a fightin' spirit hard to find in today's flat music, which definitively sets up Der Blutharsch as being amongst the mightiest  poets of modern Europa.

Ragnar Redbeard

Discography :

1997 "Untitled" picture-LP limited to 250 copies (Art9)
1997 "Untitled" 7'' limited to 202 copies (Wkn 1)
1998 "Sad Song Singers" video limited to 150 copies (Wkn 2)
1998 "Der Sieg des Lichtes ist des Lebens Heil !" CD (Wkn 3)
1998 "The Moment of Truth" 10'' limited to 303 copies (Wkn 4)
1999 "Apöcalyptic Climäx 2" 10'' with Deutsch Nepal, limited to 404 copies (Wkn 5)
1999 "Der Gott der Eisen wachsen liess" MCD limited to 600 copies (Wkn 6)
1999 "Gold gab ich für Eisen" video & MCD, limited to 1000 copies (Wkn 7)
1999 "split "Ain Soph/der Blutharsch" 7'' (Wkn 8)
1999 "The Pleasures Received in Pain" CD (Wkn 8)

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