GERM - Grief, DigiCD
6 panel DigiCD with silver ink.
Grief" is the band`s 3rd record and 2nd full-length in only 18 months, once again produced by LT and Germ. Cover photo courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film. Reprinted and used under license.
Germ, the solo band of Tim (Austere (rip), Grey Waters (rip), ex-Nazxul, ex-Woods of Desolation, etc), had always been lurking beneath the shadows of his other bands. That is until 2012, when Germ came bursting onto the scene with the debut album Wish, and follow up EP Loss. Already critics were praising the huge step forward compositionally between those two releases, and that now continues with Grief. At once another huge step forward for Germ, Grief also takes a step back towards Tims Black Metal roots by placing more emphasis on guitar this time around. The album also features a stunning guest appearance by Audrey Sylvain (Amesoeurs, Peste Noire), as she lends her amazing voice to two songs. At 13 tracks, and over 69 minutes long, Grief is another journey into Tims twisted mind, and definitely one not to be missed.
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