Fordarv are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Between The Eternities" which was released by Nigredo Records.
A very nature orientated sound starts off the album along with some clean playing or few seconds later which leads to the music getting more heavier and going for a raw black metal sound along with fast riffing, blast beats and grim screams and the musical style is heavily rooted in the 90's ear of Norwegian black metal.
After awhile the music starts using a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of melody and deep growls and they also bring in a couple of long and epic in length tracks and the vocals also start getting more high pitched as time goes on by and the bass guitars also have a very powerful sounding presence on some of the tracks.
All of the songs sound like they could of been released in the 90's with the music being purely black metal and none of the modern and watered down elements of modern black metal can be heard in their musical sound and they also avoid solos and leads which makes the music have more a raw and very approach to black metal and on the last track nature sounds and clean guitars make a return for a few brief moments before returning back to a heavier musical direction.
Fordarv remains true to their raw and old school approach to black metal creating an album that is very aggressive from beginning to end of the recording as well as evoking a very dark and grim atmosphere to create a pure form of black metal, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Philosophy, Occultism and Mythology.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fordarv and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Darkness Of The Eternal Winter" and "As Life Turns Black". 8 out of 10.