“Profane Fetmilch Lenzt Elf Krank” unlike “Dictius Te Necare” is a reasonably accessible EP. Comprising just two tracks it is unlikely to win any awards regarding length but it is an interesting release none the less.
Some elements could even be considered “groovy”, which having just listened to “Dictius Te Necare” is surprising. Seeing as Bethlehem seemed to have completely changed their approach to the music they make the real question is, does it still sound good?
If you ignore their previous work then I think that this EP is worth getting if for nothing more than an entertaining listen. Fans of the early stuff will probably be somewhat miffed by this at first, thinking perhaps they got the wrong title but with a few listens it certainly does not grate on you which is an improvement on some artists work.
The first track is rather standard metal, with nothing particularly making it stand out from the pack. It’s one saving grace is the slow section which gives the track a somewhat more atmospheric sound than would otherwise have been the case. From about the half way point though things change, and the track becomes much more lively. If you are expecting a dark inaccessible black metal in the same vein as their original work then this is not going to please you. Still, as I said earlier, with an open mind there is nothing particularly wrong with this track.
The second track is much the same. I have to admit to not be being overly keen on this one. The chorus is probably the only saving grace, the rest comes across as somewhat boring. Still I guess if you like this kind of music then it will appeal to you.
Overall I can only really say that I think it is a shame that Bethlehem made such a huge change in their musical style. I much prefer their earlier work and this seems somewhat tame in comparison to it. Certainly it seems designed to appeal to a wider variety of people that the early stuff. So to sum up, if you like a wide range of music then this might offer something for you, if you are exclusively a raw black metal fan looking for more of the same you would be better off skipping this release.