Totenmond

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Totenmond, located in Backnang, BW, is a german Death/Doom Metal band with punk roots and crust influences. Founded in 1984 as "Wermut", they changed their name into Totenmond in 1990. The band describes their own music as "Kontrollierter Krach" (controlled noise).
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Albums

Totenmond - Lichtbringer album art Totenmond Lichtbringer (Album) Massacre Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Totenmond - Väterchen Frost album art Totenmond Väterchen Frost (MiniAlbum) Massacre Records Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Totenmond - Fleischwald album art Totenmond Fleischwald (Album) Massacre Records Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Totenmond - Reich In Rost album art Totenmond Reich In Rost (Album) Massacre Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Totenmond - Auf Dem Mond Ein Feuer album art Totenmond Auf Dem Mond Ein Feuer (Album) Massacre Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Totenmond - Unter Knochen album art Totenmond Unter Knochen (Album) Massacre Records Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Totenmond - TonbergUrtod album art Totenmond TonbergUrtod (Album) Massacre Records Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Totenmond - Thronräuber album art Totenmond Thronräuber (Album) Massacre Records Germany 2008 Sell This Version
Totenmond - Der Letzte Mond Vor Dem Beil album art Totenmond Der Letzte Mond Vor Dem Beil (Album) Massacre Records Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

MAS SHO201 Totenmond - Massacre's Classix Shape Edition album art Totenmond Massacre's Classix Shape Edition(CD, Shape, MiniAlbum, Comp, Ltd) Massacre Records MAS SHO201 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
MAS BX0461 Totenmond - Platinum edition Including three original releases album art Totenmond Platinum edition Including three original releases(3xCD, Album, Comp, S/Edition) Massacre Records MAS BX0461 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Totenmond - Die Schlacht album art Totenmond Die Schlacht(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Totenmond Self-released) none Germany 1995 Sell This Version

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enfantterrible

July 10, 2010
edited over 4 years ago
Totenmond its one of the secret jewels from German Metal, not so popular and way much underrated they reside underground half way between Punk, Death Metal, Sludge, Industrial & Noise, a savage combination that has granted in each one of their works a solid concept and utterly powerful experiment. This is the kind of band that is heavy, way heavy in the good sense of the word, taking good care of the raw feel of punkish guitar chords with the fire riffs from death metal adding extremely elongated tempos raging with virulent sludge and sometimes industrial cadences. Dirty and heavy, their attitude its witty and untidy always dealing with uncommon perspectives on common topics from the scene,violence, drug addiction, psychopathologies and hate, most of the times seen from a philosophical way, not rhethorical but familiar, perhaps with the eye of a misanthrope citizen or a passionated nihilist watching the world from distance, impassive but utterly determined in his despise.

Through the years they have evolved through different stages, first three albums showed a relentless shift of rhythms, low vs mid to high tempos with extremely addictive hooks and rhythms, virulent textures and harsh guitar distortion to the mid phase when they developed a more hectic sound, preserving the heaviness that characterize their route but taking off the emphasis on the noisy textures.

The following set including the fabulous "Reich in rost" that its maybe their best album, using the logic of extreme metal in all sense of the word, heavy and rutilant to the parody of "Auf den mond in feuer" which is a set of remakes from classic German punk bands to the cannibalistically obscure "Unter knochen" Last efforts shows them in their more accesible construction, "TombergUrtod" & "Thronräuber" focusing more on Death metal structures and experimenting with dissimilar riffs to genre, putting effort on passing the virulent vibe from hardcore and perhaps a pint of punk between the extreme metal veil. Both albums are more epic and appeal to reach to a wider population with its appeal, epic and dynamic thus sacrificing part of the most daring character that defined them as one of the heaviest bands on earth.

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