Xarkrinur are a 1 man band from Bangladesh that has been featured before in this zine with the music on this recording being a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his 2014 ep "Dark Rituals" which was released by Psalm 88.
A very fast, raw and lo-fi black metal sound starts off the ep along with some grim screaming vocals and the music brings back the primal 90's style of black metal along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts that also utilize some blast beats and on the second track elements of dsbm find their way onto the recording.
The vocals have a very suicidal sounding edge to them at times and on the third track to music starts to speed up a bit and add in a touch of Vlad tepees demo era style of sound and the ep closes with a 7 minute epic song that sees the music going back into a mkore slow and depressive direction
Xarkrinur creates some very raw sounding black metal that goes back to the 90's demo days of the genre and all of the tracks are very primal while also bringing in a touch of depressive black metal at times, the production sound s very raw, lo-fi and old school while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Xarkrinur and if you are a fan of raw and depressive black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dark Rituals" and "Screams of Darkness". 8 out of 10.