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★★★☆ This is not your run-of-the-mill black metal, although it ticks all the important black metal checkboxes. Instead of the humorless pastiche nature of the genre, Der Wag einer Freiheit opt for a more thoughtful, energetic, and thoughtful approach. You can hear it from the refreshingly calm intro, to the songs’ almost progressive composition, to the vigorous drumming (although the whole band is tearing it up throughout, in a way I’d have no reason to expect from other black metal bands). A must-listen for sure, especially for the genrehaters out there.