Deviator are a 1 man band from Ukraine that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being raw and primitive sounding pagan black metal with a depressive and death metal edge and this is a review of their 2012 album "Fehu-Fohat-Fire" which was released as a joint effort between Kundalini and Depressive Illusions Records.
Drum programming ranges from slow to mid paced beats, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric 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.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced depressive black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding with a good amount of melody, doom and death metal influences being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very depressive and melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads with some guest musicians being utilized on a couple of songs.
Vocals are mostly deep sounding black metal screams mixed in with some deep death metal growls and spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover Darkness and Norse Paganism with some mention of Agni from Indo Aryan Mythology, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear every musical instrument that is present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Deviator and if you are a fan of their past releases, you should check this album out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Way Of Warriors - Hymn To Immortals" and "Burning Brideges Become Ashes". RECOMMENDED BUY.