Fordarv are a duo from Sweden that plays a very old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "The Echo Of Emptiness" which was released by Nigredo Records.
Dark sounds start off the ep before the music starts going for a heavier, slow and darker black metal direction and after a couple of minutes the instruments start speeding up a bit and after the intro the music finds its sound.
Fast and old school black metal elements along with blast beats start dominating the tracks on the ep and the band also brings in some slower and more melodic parts along with some grim sounding high pitched screams which also leads up to a mixture of both slow and fast parts and you can also hear the bass guitars in the background.
As the ep progresses acoustic guitars are brought in briefly on one of the tracks with the song being an all instrumental piece and the band returns to a more raw black metal direction on the following track and sticks to that concept for the rest of the ep and really starts evoking the true 90's sound.
Fordarv are another younger band that is very heavily influenced by the early 90's black metal sound and they stay away from modern trends enough up to the point where you could tell someone this is an album from 1993 and it would not be hard to believe, the production has a very raw and old school sound and the lyrics cover Philosophy, occultism and Mythology themes along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Fordarv are a very great sounding old school occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Echo Of Emptiness Part 1" and "In A Neverending Whisper". 8 out of 10.