Blodhemn are a band from Norway that plays a very raw and melodic form of Norwegian black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "H7" which will be released in November by Indie Recordings.
A very heavy and technical style black metal sound starts off the album along with some grim screams and you can also hear a decent amount of blast beats and thrash influences being utilized and after awhile angry shouts are added into the music along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the band also brings in a great amount of melody to their Norwegian black metal sound in both the riffing and solos and the band s musical style takes the rawness of the early 90's Norwegian black metal bands and mixes it with the more melodic side of the Swedish bands of the same era.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the band also makes every song sound different from each other while also keeping everything in a true black metal direction and at times small amounts of distorted and non distorted clean parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a few seconds of psychedelic sounds and they are only used briefly with the music mainly focusing on a raw style of Norwegian black metal.
Blodhemn plays a style of Norwegian black metal that goes back to the 90's era of the genre while also having the talent and skill of the modern bands and they play this style the way it was meant to be heard, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion Blodhemn are a very great sounding Norwegian black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sletted Av Tid" "Veiten" and "Holmengraa". 8 out of 10.