Germ is currently the main sphere of activity for Tim Yatras (once Woods Of Desolation, Austere, Grey Waters and more). With his releases so far - Wish, Loss (both 2012) and Grief (2013) -, he established a unique style that he fittingly described as "Experimental Depressive Black Music" - a sonic construct with a foundation of Depressive Black Metal, augmented by electronic elements and almost poppy accessibility.
With Escape, the artist hands in his much-anticipated fourth record, the arguably darkest in his discography so far. Decisively autobiographical, it tackles a feeling of both internal and external imprisonment which strongly influenced Yatras during songwriting. On the one hand, there is a mental illness that haunted him for years, suggesting he was trapped within his own mind. Today he looks back thoughtfully on one of the gloomiest periods in his life: "At times it seemed there is no escape from it."