MYSTIGMA are back to cast the usual dark melancholy in new forms with GEBETE - their 6th studio album. The people of Osnabrück compare themselves to "a good wine that gains in aroma and quality over the years". The 12 GEBETE on the new album do indeed allow for this charming comparison. Disturbing, frighteningly introductory and then brutally starting, the opener “Schockraum” defines the new self-image of a gloomy sound cosmos right at the beginning. The following epic-sacral sounding "Like a prayer" captivates representatively for the new work with catchy hooks, deep guitars and an overall extremely dense sound robe, which unfolds its full effect not least through the targeted use of strings, grand piano and organ.