Avitas are a band from Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays nationalist form of black/war metal and this is a review of their 2009 album "Saga Of The Nationalist" which was released by Bud Metal Records.
A very dark and heavy guitar sound starts off the album and after a minute grim black metal screams find their way into the music which leads to a faster and rawer musical direction and there is also an old school metal feeling present in the bands musical attack as well as a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When blast beats are utilized the music starts to take on a more aggressive war metal feeling and you can also hear a good amount of old school underground metal in the solos and leads along with some pagan style melodies and the music also utilizes acoustic guitars and melody on some of the later tracks which reminds me of the early 90's polish black metal bands.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with a few of the tracks being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses instrumentals and melodic pagan chanting are added onto the recording while the main focus is still on a rawer form of black metal and on the last song the vocals start utilizing a more melodic tone to them.
Avitas shows a great amount of diversity with their music playing mostly a very raw form of black metal but with some thrash and war metal elements and the slower and melodic side of their music brings a very epic and nationalist feeling to the album, the production is very raw and old school sounding while the lyrics are a concept album based on a man from Germany during the years of 1933 to 1946 and how the ideas relate to modern time along with a good dose of national socialist and anti judeo christian themes.
In my opinion Avitas are a very great sounding raw, nationalist black/war metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Apathetic" "The Militant" and "The Future I See". 8/5 out of 10.