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Alpine Metal (Austria)

While the debut album "Vinsta Wiads" (2017) portrayed an "Impending Darkness" in the Alpine mountains, Austrian metal innovator VINSTA now focuses on wintry landscapes with the new album "Drei Deita" ("Three Foreboders").

Multi-instrumentalist Christian Höll continues where he left off: his compositions blend epic melodic Death Metal with acoustic folk passages into landscape-painting music of its own kind. When was the last time you heard hammered dulcimer and yodeling in harsh metal - and it worked?! Thanks to Monika Hahn on vocals and violin, the music gains depth without losing heaviness.

VINSTA's second album tells the story of a wanderer facing the forces of nature, taking up traditional motifs and the primeval dialect of the Salzburg Alps. At the end of his seemingly errant hike through the Alpine winter world, the protagonist meets three foreboders and finds himself confronted with perspectives larger than (human) life...

Well-respected Austrian artist Irrwisch created the art design for "Drei Deita", presenting a fresh take on familiar aesthetics.

Releases on Trollmusic:

"Vinsta Wiads" Digipak CD (08-25-2017)
"Drei Deita" Digipak CD (10-18-2019)

Earlier releases:

"Vinsta" demonstration CD (2014)


VINSTA 2019: Monika Hahn & Christian Höll
(Photo Copyright: Stefan Rochhart)
"Drei Deita" : Press Quotes

"'Drei Deita' bietet wunderbar andere und doch so altbekannte Klänge, die mit ihrer zauberhaften Ausstrahlung zu hundert Prozent begeistern."
Musikatlas.at - Anita Petzold

"Ein wirklich gutes und ungewöhnliches Album."
7,5/10 - Andreas Schulz - Deaf Forever

"A truly unique release. We particularly enjoy how the band transitions from killer headbanging passage into atmospheric brilliance seamlessly."
92/100 - Dark Emperor - Infernal Masquerade

Eine "progressiv-eigenwillige, mal brachiale, mal aufatmend melodische Vertonung. Wie das klingt? Genial."
8/10 - Zephyr - Bleeding 4 Metal

"'Drei Deita' ist ein kurzweiliges, sehr intensives und atmosphärisches Prog Metal-Album geworden, welches mit speziellen und sehr interessanten Folk-Einschüben überzeugt."
11/15 - Michael Büttgen - Betreutes Proggen

"Eine Verwandtschaft zu Lunar Aurora ist offensichtlich, gerade beim Ansatz, Konventionen links liegen zu lassen. VINSTA existieren nicht, um allen zu gefallen."
13/15 - Lukas Schärer - Legacy

"If you like your death metal served with a huge portion of melody and emotion on the side there really is no reason to let this one slip away. Make sure to take your time for it, though, as it most certainly needs and deserves your full attention."
Henric van Wessen - Dutch Metal Maniac

"Vinsta schrijft over winterse landschappen in zijn originele muzikale taal, die zich niet in een hokje laat duwen. (...) De muzikale bandbreedte op 'Drei Deita' reikt van akoestische folk over progressive rock en death metal tot symfonische black metal. Dit is geen makkelijk, maar wel een uiterst interessant en afwisselingsrijk album."
Koen Asaert - Snooze Control

"'Drei Deita' is in alle opzichten een erg gevarieerde uitdagende plaat die naelke keer luisteren weer iets nieuws onthult... en zo horen we het graag!"
8,5/10 - Morbid Geert - Rock Tribune


"Vinsta Wiads" : Press Quotes

"’Vinsta Wiads’ is an intriguing and immersive listen – and considering it’s only VINSTA’s debut release, I’m already expecting great things to come in the future from them!"
9/10 - Natalie Humphries - Soundscape Magazine

„Musikalisch sensationell… mit großer kompositorischer Finesse.“
8.5/10 - Thomas Huntke - Deaf Forever

"A fantastic record for those interested in channel from time to time that specific progressive and melodic European style.
Link Leonhart - Toilet Ov Hell

"Ein Kleinod… immer mitreißend und wunderschön."
4.5/5 - Jasmin - Metalunderground.at

"Ein von vorne bis hinten beeindruckendes, atmosphärisches, mystisches und spielfreudiges Album, das einem perfekten Fluss folgt."
9/10 - Stephan Rajchl - Metal1.info

"Was die Österreicher VINSTA auf ihrem Debütalbum zum Besten geben, kann definitiv als gediegen bezeichnet werden."
XL/XXL - Rippenspieß - XXL Rock
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