Once again the lonesome poet/warrior known as Der Blutharsch is back from the lands of Austria with a brand-new work. "The Pleasures Received in Pain", thirteen new tracks that lead us through his world of epic battles and war chants, sung in English on a background of stunning orchestral themes and ancient acoustic/folk sounds. Albin Julius, the man behind the project, has finally established his style and interests, his voice, which was perhaps the only aspect that wasn't completely appropriate in the previous releases, is now at its best. Respecting the tradition which comes down from Albin's previous project The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud, there are no titles for the tracks; nonetheless, among the lyrics, we can hear Der Blutharsch's anthems such as "We'll Never Give Up! And You?", or "The Pleasures Received in Pain". A great work, full of a fightin' spirit hard to find in today's flat music, which definitively sets up Der Blutharsch as being amongst the mightiest poets of modern Europa (source).