Rimrunna are a duo from Germany that plays a very raw and cold form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Frostbann".
Dark nature sounds and acoustic guitars start off the album bringing in both finger picking and full chords along with some elements of folk music and after the intro the music starts going for more of a mid paced old school black metal sound before speeding up, adding in blast beats and high pitched grim screams.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts present throughout the recording and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some of the songs also shows the band adding in a small amount of clean playing, acoustic guitars, and melodies in certain sections of the recording which also brings more of a medieval atmosphere to the bands musical sound.
Bass guitars have a very dominant presence on certain parts of the recording and most of the tracks focus on a more of a raw, grim and forest style of black metal that is heavily rooted in the European tradition of the mid 90's and they avoid any use of solos and leads to focus more on a true, raw and atmospheric black metal sound and they close the album with another acoustic instrumental.
Rimrunna brings in a very dark, raw and grim approach to their old school style of black metal bringing in 10 minute tracks with a great amount of tremolo picking which makes the music has more of a 90's feeling, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics are written in German and cover nature and coldness.
In my opinion Rimrunna are a very great sounding raw and old black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Frostbann" "Winters Macht" and "Die Sage vom ewigen Eis". 8 out of 10.