Narziss are one of Germany's most potential metalcore outfits, and one of the precursors of the notorious German metalcore scene, a band that has to be named, when you think of bands like Heaven Shall Burn, Caliban and Maroon. They have played countless shows all over Europe and had numerous releases since their founding in 1999. Most of their records were released through their own label Circulation Records, like for example the last three albums 'Ebenbilder' (2000 Cdep / 2005 2CD rerelease), 'Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt' (2002) and 'Neue Welt' (2004).
With lots of strength and determination, trademarks that can also be found in the actual music, Narziss have constantly been evolving. The band has not only been improving their skills through endless touring through a lot of European countries and lots of studio-sessions, but also through some line-up changes that always kept fresh influences mixing with band's sound. The current line-up is together since 2004 and consists of Alexander Bartsch (Vocals), Steven Kretschmar (Bass), Steffen Adolf (Drums), Johannes Müller (Guitar) and Sebastian Metzner (Guitar).
Narziss' music can best be described as a genius mix of melody and brutality, melancholy and apocalypse, emotions and struggle. The band's most noteable trademark has to be the German lyrics though, something very untypical for the metal and hardcore sector. But Narziss feel it is their duty to write deep lyrics without being too intelectually charged in an artificial way. And the band thinks they can only capture authentically what they wish, think, feel and hope for in their native language. bla bla bla
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