Moradin are a band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada that plays a very nature orientated form of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 ep "Awakening".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the synths when they are utilized bring a very dark, a tmospheric and ambient sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast atmospheric black metal riffs that utilize some raw and primitive parts as well as melody and post rock elements in the riffing to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding post black metal guitar solos and leads, as for t he acoustic guitars when they are utilized use finger picking to enhance the dark atmosphere of the ep.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams with some clean singing being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover nature worship, death and the spirit, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound with the last song being very long and epic in length and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Moradin are a very great sounding nature orientated, atmospheric post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "A Cascade Of Spirit". RECOMMENDED BUY.