Sturmgeist Meister Mephisto

A side project of Solefad member Jackhelln, Meister Mephisto sees the musician mixing his black metal influence with a more industrial-based sound to interesting, albeit mediocre results. With vocals very similar to that of Rammstein (especially the spoken word parts, which alternate between English and German), the music itself is much more straight-ahead that that of his regular band; although there are still hints of both black and thrash metal in the music. Apparently created and played entirely by Jackhelln, it is an ambitious project that sounds great but it doesn't quite hit the mark overall. His voice is a little unconvincing and the keyboard tracks on the album are a little too much at times. Nice try, but better luck next time. (Season of Mist)