Format: Deluxe Digipack with booklet and bonus track (first pressing limited edition)
Style: Extreme Metal
Info: “Apnoe” is the new album of the German band Todtgelichter, who have definitely broken with their past of classic Teutonic BM, this new album is nothing less than the strongest material the band has written so far, aiming to set a reference for future Metal Progressive outputs to come.
- "It has been a long journey from the early days of being a black-and-white Metal band to the current status quo: TODTGELICHTER from Hamburg have searched for, found and are successfully occupying their very own niche with their mix of Dark Metal, some Gothic, progressive Metal and a few post-elements" (Anzo Sadoni / METAL HAMMER)
- "Apnoe" continues the voyage which began with "Angst" - unmistakably, unswervingly. And yet - with seeminly greatest ease - Todtgelichter change their approach ever so slightly and incorporate new musical elements as well as their stunning new vocalist. Whoever might think that progress and consolidation contradict each other, should take a nibble off "Apnoe". (Falk Wehmeier, Metal.de)
- "TODTGELICHTER move through a constant flux – Where "Angst" already carried Avantgarde Metal elements in addition to the traditional Black Metal parts, "Apnoe" promises an even wider development. Rhythmically still rooted in Metal, the calmer parts evoke epic dimensions – epic not in the sense of typical Metal but for the ability to tell stories through sound. This qualifies TODTGELICHTER for the prog-genre, but does not cancel out buoyant songs like "Odem". Do not fret:"Apnoe"does not suffer from amnesia, rather proves to be an expansion of consciousness". (Dominik Irtenkauf, LEGACY Magazin)
"The new songs sound way more psychedelic to me, including slight jazz and prog rock influences (...) TODTGELICHTER, freed from their black metal past, present themselves as well-rehearsed unity these days with a new front man whose vocal range meets with his impressively great pallet of facial expressions" (Thor Joakimsson, Avantgarde-metal.com)
- "Everything labeled TODTGELICHTER contains surprises – a majestic, an epic work of one of the most interesting german bands of our time!" (Wolf-Rüdiger Mühlmann, ROCK HARD)