In the year 2007 Totleben began writing his first songs, his musical  interests bound to his inspirational roots. He had combined the coldness  and anger of Black Metal with elements of classical music to create an aggressive and cinematic feel to his  compositions. But the music was not meant to be solely instrumental, he  contacted his good friend Narbengrund. Since Narbendgrund had a natural talent for writing and performing lyrics he was perfect for  the ideas Totleben had in mind and so Narbengrund was made a founding  member of the Black Metal act "Totengeflüster" (Whispers of the Dead).