This is a review of another recording from Oaks Of Bethel which continues their hybrid sound of black metal, ambient and drone with the ep being released in 2013 by EEE Recordings and called "Disembodied I" which is the first chapter in a 4 part series.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with none of the fast drumming or blast beats that where present on the previous recordings, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars, as for the field recordings they bring in the drone and dark ambient elements to the ep.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced ambient black metal riffs that also use a good amount of melody and drone elements while not sounding as harsh as the previous recordings, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding post black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly clean singing with some black metal screams being thrown into the music at times, while the lyrics cover Nature, Ancestry, and Culture with the song being the first part of four different parts, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with the only song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding ep from Oaks Of Bethel and while it is not as primitive sounding as previous recordings I can still see fans of post black metal enjoying this recording. RECOMMENDED BUY.