Wędrowcy~Tułacze~Zbiegi – Berliner Vulkan

Rating: 3.5/5
Distributor/label Devoted Art Propaganda
Released: 2020
Buy Album https://wedrowcy-tulacze-zbiegi.bandcamp.com/album/berliner-vulkan
Band Website: https://wedrowcy-tulacze-zbiegi.bandcamp.com/

Band line-up:

Sars – All Instruments
Stavrogin – Vocals
Dominik – Song writing

Tracklisting:

1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. V

Review

“Berliner Vulkan” is the new album from Polish experimental metal/electronic group Wędrowcy~Tułacze~Zbiegi (Wanderers~Exiles~Fugitives), and is something I can see as essential listening for anyone who is really digging the post-punk and dark electro sounds filling the airwaves right now.

If you love the likes of Lebanon Hanover or Boy Harsher, “Berliner Vulkan” contains all the elements that made those bands successful but does not pack as much of the darkness or anger that made them household names on the alternative circuit.

This is a group whose history has involved black metal and experimentation with other metal genres, so they are certainly one to consider listening to if you are looking for the next Ulver.

Berliner Vulkan is an earworm from the first track, which is heavily reminiscent of Molchat Doma, another Eastern European act I would liken WTZ to. Each track holds the right beat and keys which will turn the heads of anyone who loves a good retro and eighties vibe in their music.

The album is easy to get into and much replay value blasts from this Polish record and has a few moments that reminded me of classic sci-fi and futurism, which is an excellent thing to bring to the table if that’s what this group had in mind.

Imagine if Cold Cave and several other synth-driven acts recorded a dance-driven record in the basement of the Bergheim in Berlin – that’s how I’d describe this record. Having enjoyed it thoroughly and not finding anything irritating about them, WTZ has mastered a record that will have us dancing all night long in the likes of Berlin, Leipzig and other cities famous for their dark club scenes. A definite recommend!

Review by Demitri Levantis
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