The 2006 full-length debut by the Norwegian extreme metal band Drottnar, released on Endtime Productions.
Welterwerk was recorded at Subsonic Sudios, Norway, in 2005, and it was produced by Lars Klokkerhaug and Drottnar.
Musically Welterwerk is technical and progressive extreme metal with elements from death and black metal styles. Welterwerk is characterized by experimental, technical guitar playing and plenty of tempo changes.
The concept of the album can be described as militant, as it introduces vocal effects such as megaphone, Czech speaking vocals, and instruments such as trumpet and mandolin. "Victor Comrade", "Niemand Geht Vorbei" and "Vulgo Vesper" are instrumental pieces that concentrate on creating the album's atmosphere with the aforementioned elements as well as samples reminiscent of war time radio communication. The album's concept is supported by the booklet's pictures of old industrial machinery and the band's members in military uniforms reminiscent of those of Soviet, Czech or DDR style. "Rullett" is sung in Norwegian. Welterwerk's lyrics have a political vibe, containing Latin phrases such as ad hoc and sine qua non. "Niemand Geht Vorbei" is German for "None Shall Pass".
The album's reception was positive and it achieved good reviews.
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