Varg – Götterdämmerung Review

vargVarg are back with their new EP Götterdämmerung, which is released to coincide with their upcoming Wolfsfest tour (dates below).

Götterdämmerung is alright, but it is somewhat uninspiring. There’s nothing massively fresh and original about the EP, with the songs just sounding like rehashed versions of the band’s older material (there’s a riff in Hel that sounds identical to a primary riff in Schwertzeit from their Wolfskult album). It’s certainly listenable but if you’re wanting something fresh and new, you may be disappointed.

The four tracks as a whole are punchy, and definitely sound like they’ll be fun to listen to in a live environment, so perhaps that’s what the band were aiming for due to the EP being somewhat of a tour release. There’s lots of lines to headbang along to, and some great sections for crowd participation – the drum line that occurs just after the middle section in Hel is perfect to clap along to, and in following track Beißreflex, the shouted title of the track seems tailor-made for a crowd to chant back to the band!

As a whole, the EP isn’t bad and perhaps shouldn’t be written off, but Varg is capable of better than this.

5/10

Wolfsfest
(w/ Debauchery, Milking The Goatmachine)
15.04.17 DE – BOCHUM / Matrix Bochum
16.04.17 DE – STUTTGART / LKA Longhorn
17.04.17 DE -NÜRNBERG / Der Hirsch
21.04.17 DE -LEIPZIG / Hellraiser Leipzig
22.04.17 DE – MÜNCHEN / Backstage München
29.04.17 CH – PRATTELN / Konzertfabrik Z7
05.05.17 DE – BERLIN / Huxley’s Neue Welt
06.05.17 DE – HAMBURG / Markthalle-Hamburg

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Soundscape’s editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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