Company: Zeitgeister Music
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Klabautamann plays a enchanting blend of progressive black metal with folk elements and jazz moments sprinkled in. You will get songs that start out with really majestic acoustic guitar riffs that give way to cacaphonous black metal riffs that are ensconced by clean, sonorous vocals and raspy, buzzing snarls. Each song is a different musical journey that pushes and pulls you in different directions and feels a lot like a roller coaster ride with all the ups and downs you'll experience. 'Smaragd' is an album of impressive chance taking, excellent musicianship and captivating tracks. Definitely a dark horse to make my Best of 2017 list.