Rainer Landfermann – “Intuition”


Rainer Landfermann crafts eclectic avant-garde metal, finding no difficulty in alternating between moments of delicate beauty and intensely affecting screams. Off the German artist’s diverse solo album Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit, “Intuition” is a sprawling 5-minute effort that exemplifies the artist’s wide-reaching stylistic range and knack for all-out audible passion. “Intuition” starts with clanging piano and bass, with vocal growling emerging after a haunting choir effect, around the 40-second mark. A cathedral-set organ past the one-minute does further work in contrasting the screaming vocals to follow. This particular organ-set melody is delightfully entrancing, making the vocal-fury transition that more unsettling and oddly effective.

Stream Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit in full on Spotify.

“Intuition” and other memorable tracks from June 2019 can also be streamed on the Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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