This is a review of a compilation album from Red River Family Records that contains a good amount of raw and cascadian black metal bands as well as some neo folk acts and we will review the songs one by one.
Ravnblod brings us "Lyst" which starts off with heavy distortion before going into fast and primitive black metal guitar riffs, blast beats, high pitched and grim sounding screams and after awhile the song slows down and adds in some melodic guitar riffing before returning to a faster direction.
Shuuma-Gorath brings us "Right To Die" which starts off with some clean guitar playing and grim vocals before adding in some fast and primitive black metal guitar riffs along with drums and only slowing down for a second but for the most part staying into the raw old school tradition.
Black Vice brings us "Desecration Of The Seven Gates" which begins with some drums, bass guitars, primitive black metal guitar riffs and grim screams before going into a faster direction and adding in some blasts but also adding in mid paced sections in certain parts.
Sex Chamber brings us ":Dark Testament" which begins with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs and drums along with some aggressive vocals coming in a few seconds later and this song combines both doom and black metal influences together to create their own sound as well as adding in melodic guitar leads briefly towards the end along with some spoken word parts.
Falm brings us "Vile Intentions" which starts with distorted bass guitars and drums which leads to some heavy and primitive guitar riffs along with some hardcore/punk style shouts and after awhile you can hear some blast beats before slowing down in certain sections and towards the end there is a brief use of spoken word parts.
Necrocaine brings us "Circle Pit Of Despair" which starts off with some heavy distortion and then goes into heavy, fast and primitive guitar riffs, drums and black metal vocals and a few seconds later brutal blast beats make their way into the song briefly and the song keeps the distortion until the end.
Form Healer brings us "Depths Of Dejection" which begins with some drums and amp distortion before going into fast and primitive guitar riffs and blast beats and then going more into a mid paced direction and bringing in some high pitched black metal screams and then returning to a more fast, raw and primitive sound as w ell as switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
Mollehoj brings us "De uending skov" which begins with soft acoustic guitars, synths and melodic clean singing female vocals and there are none black metal elements on this song which where included on the release.
Feral brings us "Moon Rise" which begins with some nature sounds and then going into acoustic guitars which utilize full chords and after awhile melodic clean singing makes its way into the song.
Vultuur brings us "Skogen" which begins with some clean guitar playing and nature sounds before adding in some distorted parts and after awhile spoken word parts make their presence known which leads to some drums and grim sounding black metal screams.
The Way To Light brings us "Shard Of A Beautiful World Part 1" which starts off with some folk instruments and a minute later nature sounds make their way into the song along with some dark ambient synths shortly after that.
Wrecca brings us "Take Us Away" which begins with nature sounds and slow, primitive black metal guitar riffs along with some background synths and drums and as the song moves on some grim sounding high pitched screams make their presence known along with some more fast and primitive elements briefly before going back to being slow and introducing deep demonic growls.
In conclusion I feel this is a great compilation and if you are a fan of raw and cascadian black metal as well as some neo-folk, you should add this album to your collection. RECOMMENDED BUY.