Nechochwen are a 1 man band from West Virginia that plays a mixture of pagan folk music and black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "OtO" which was released by Bindrune Recordings.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming without utilizing blast beats , while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric, progressive and shamanistic sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Acoustic guitars use finger picking and full chords to bring a pagan folk music sound to the recording, while the rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast pagan/black metal riffs that utilize a great amount of dark sounding melodies, as for the lead guitars they are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from clean folk music singing, shamanistic chanting, to high pitched black metal screams, deep growls, as well as some spoken word parts that bring the neo-folk element into the music, while the lyrics cover Paganism, Occultism and Nature, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
in my opinion Nechochwen are a very great sounding hybrid of dark pagan folk music and black metal and if you are a fan of this musical style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "On The Wind" and "Hey Ya Ho Na". RECOMMENDED BUY.