1. Schlaflied
2. Himmelsleiter
3. Mondlied
4. Ein Stück näher
5. Einmal noch
6. Dies ist der Preis
7. Besessen & entseelt
8. Wir, der Teufel und ich II
9. ...
Digipak Bonus
10. Des Teufels schönstes Kind
11. Negativ

Yantit - Lyrics, Rhythm Guitars, Programming
Allen B. Konstanz - Vocals, Drums
Schwadorf - Lead Guitars

2002 Mord nicht ohne Grund
2004 Heimwege
2012 Bereue Nichts
2013 Nachruf
2014 24/7

West - bass
Frau N. Feind - violin

Recording, mix and mastering by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E.
Artwork by Yantit

Released 2016-10-21
Reviewed 2016-10-14



German electro/rock gloomsters are returning with their sixth album, an album they call Schlaflieder. A fitting name for an album of lullabies, or mostly lullabies. A band of guys from The Vision Bleak and from Eisregen, you can sort of hear in the music from Ewigheim that they are from those bands. And with this nice artwork and the memory of their 2012 album Bereue Nichts I had some hopes for this album, since then they made two albums that I didn’t really have time to listen to and review but now I took the time to take in their lullabies.

Not as good as the previous one I reviewed some years ago but it is a good album, I like it. It sounds rather similar to the previous album in terms of style, electronic and gothic where the deep voice that sings in German might be the most significant mark of this band. Most of the songs are calm and but there are some slight variation even though I would say that one of the major drawbacks of this album is that it could have used more pace which is best illustrated in the fact that the second track is the best and also a quite pacey song compared with most on this album. The lack of pace and hit song are the weaknesses I see in an album that is good but not as good as something they have done before.

The production is as excellent as it was last time I reviewed them but I keep wondering what that gloomster thing means – what is a gloomster? Maybe it is someone who sings lullabies as these guys do. I guess that is a question that will never be answered but the answer to your question is yes, it is an album that will go down well with fans of this band and the other bands the band members play for.

It may not be as good as what they have done in the past but the refreshing German singing and the gothic sensations with some poppish electronic additions makes them a fairly interesting and fairly good band. It may not be the best album I have ever heard but I doubt you will be disappointed if you spend some money to buy it.



Label: Massacre Records
Three similar bands: The Vision Bleak/Eisregen/Marienbad

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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