Horla are a 1 man band from the United Kingdom that plays a very raw and primitive form of black metal that utilizes some ambient, post, and depressive elements and this is a review of their self released 2012 ep "Tentacles".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the synths when they are utilized bring a very dark ambient, experimental and avant garde sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with primitive black metal riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast raw and primitive sounding black metal riffs that combine old school, post, and depressive black metal together to create a sound of their own with some melodic and a brief use of clean parts and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams that have a ritualistic and depressive feeling to them as well as some spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover dark themes with a couple of the songs being written in a foreign language, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Horla are a very great sounding hybrid of old school, depressive, and post black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Light Which Leads The Way Of Your Progress" and "Quella Piovra e il Piacre, Qualla Piovra e le Morte". RECOMMENDED BUY.