Friday, March 18, 2011

Old Wainds/Where The Snows Are Never Gone/ Negative Existince/2011 CD Review

Old Wainds are a band from Russia that has also had their previous album reviewed in this zine and plays a style I would describe as being raw, cold, and heathenistic black metal and this is a review of their 1997 demo "Where The Winters Are Gone" which was originally released in 1997 but re-issued by Negative Existence in 2011.

Drums range from midpaced to fast with alot of brutal blastbeats, while the bass playing which is kind of mixed down low in the mix has a dark sound with alot of raw and primal black metal riffing which is what this demo is all about.

Rhythm guitars range from midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs that have some weird effects at times as well as a small amount of melody and here are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording and this demo has alot more focus of the 90's raw black metal sound.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal scremas with only a small amount of deep growls which are used very rarely and there are alot of grim style vocals, while the lyrics touch on darkness, winter and heathenism, as for the production it has a very dark and raw sound to it but still sounds very powerful for a demo.

In my opinion this is a freat demo from Old Wainds, and if you are a fan of the stuff they put out in later years, you should hunt down this demo. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winter Warriors" "Where The Snows Are Never Gone" and "Guardians Of The Icy Kingdom". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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