Hurt Yourself and the Ones You Love
Starting in the beginning of the millennium with bona fide classics such as "Songs to Leave" (2002), "Springtime Depression" (2003) and "Love's Burial Ground" (2004) - widely considered among the true originators of the so-called "Depressive Black Metal" sub-genre - the band explored increasingly heavier and broader territories with all the albums that followed, from the genre-shattering avant-garde of "Negative Megalomania" (2007) through the pitch-black rocking-vehicle "Under Saturn Retrograde" (2011), then perfecting the band's own black/doom formula with the harsher tones of "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" (2012) and "Hurt Yourself and The Ones You Love" (2015).
In the meantime, they found the time to release a mid-career live in studio anniversary album ("Vol 5: 1999-2009", 2010) and a live DVD ("Darkness In Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes", 2012). 2017 saw the release of the controversial "We Owe You Nothing", which showcased a hard-to-narrow style including increasingly Sludge and Punk overtones, making it the band's heaviest album to date. The 10th full-lenght album "Nihilistic Estrangement" has been released in May 2020 to enthusiastic reactions from fans and critics alike, marking the most successful album of the band in years.