Sygor Skogr are a 1 man band from Germany that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2009 demo "Walpu" which was released by Truemmerstab.
"Ein Langsames Sterben" begins with nature sounds and after a minute dark ambient sounding synths start coming in along with some acoustic guitars which utilize both full chords and finger picking and then the programmed drum beats, fast, raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar riffs start kicking in along with some guitar leads which leads up to some grim screams as well as some melodic elements which also leads to the synths getting more powerful sounding and after awhile the music slows down a bit and you can hear the bass guitars along with some clean parts which leads to more nature sounds before returning back to a fast and primitive sound for a few seconds before going into a slower direction and mixing in some shouts.
"Ernte der Nacht" begins with some nature sounds and a few seconds later fast, raw and primitive black metal guitar riffs get in along with some depressive screams and drum programming and you can hear some atmospheric elements in the background and then t he music slows down and adds in some melody along with some powerful bass guitars before getting fast and primitive again and after awhile their is a brief use of clean elements being utilized, as the song moves on the heaviness stops for a bit and acoustic guitar playing starts coming in for a few seconds before the heaviness makes a return along with a brief use of melodic guitar leads being utilized and after awhile the guitar riffing starts utilizing some melody a s well as bringing in some doom metal elements and exotic sounds and the song closes with some nature sounds.
"Klavasang" begins with nature sounds, folk instruments and acoustic guitars which utilize finger picking and full chords along with some programmed drum beats and this song is all instrumental with no vocals being utilized.
"Sturz des Pferdes in die See" begins with nature sounds before the fast and primitive black metal guitar riffs kick in and go into a more mid paced direction when the drum programming is added and then the shouting vocals make their presence known and then it speeds up and lead s to some grim and hateful sounding screams and you can also hear some synths in the background as well as the bass guitars and after awhile melodies are added in certain sections of the song, as the song goes on it starts switching back and forth between slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some melodic guitar leads and the song closes with some noise elements.
"Tagtraum" begins with some nature sounds and a minute alter acoustic guitars come in briefly before the drum programming and fast, melodic black metal guitar riffs start kicking in which in return leads up to some grim sounding screams and then t he music goes into a slower direction for awhile and then switching back and forth between slow and fast parts and after awhile clean parts are mixed in with the distorted parts along with a brief use of spoken word parts which leads to the heaviness going away and the acoustic guitars making their return for a few seconds and the song and then the nature sounds and synths take over as well as closing the song and demo.
Song lyrics a re written in German and cover Nature and Environment themes, while the production has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Sygor Skogr are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ein Langsames Sterben" and "Sturz des Pferdes in die See". RECOMMENDED BUY.