Krigsgrav are a band from Texas that plays a very atmospheric, melodic and nature orientated form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Carrion Fields" which will be released by Naturmacht Productions.
Nature sounds and acoustic guitars start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some melodic guitar leads and all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and a few seconds later the music starts going into a more fast and raw black metal direction along with some grim screams that also utilize some deep growls at times while also keeping a very melodic and atmospheric sound.
After awhile the music starts alternating between slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as utilizing a mixture of both clean and heavy parts which also gives the music a more progressive feeling and the fast parts never loses the raw atmosphere and you can also hear a touch of post black metal in the bands musical style at times as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
On the second song the band goes into a more acoustic and instrumental direction before returning back to a heaver direction on the following song while the acoustic guitars still remain a huge part of the bands musical arsenal and they also at times mix in ambient and atmospheric elements with their progressive and raw approach to melodic black metal as well as a small amount of melodic clean singing being used on one of the later tracks as well as another track utilizing a small amount of folk instruments.
Krigsgrav plays a very melodic and atmospheric form of black metal that combines both the raw and progressive elements of the genre together while also having an original sound of its own and displaying a great amount of talent and skill on their musical instruments, the production sounds very dark, raw, heavy and powerful while the lyrics cover the cycles of seasons in nature and the parallels between this and the life cycle experienced by all living things on this earth.
In my opinion Krigsgrav are a very great sounding melodic and atmospheric nature orientated black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Words Of Aeolus" "Ghosts Among the Ashes" and "Cold Wounds Of Virtue". 8 out of 10.