Inchiuvatu are a band from Italy that plays an acoustic form black metal with elements of folk music and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Via Matris" which was released by Inch Productions.
Acoustic guitars and folk instruments start off the ep giving the recording a medieval pagan feeling and after a minute melodic clean singing vocals are added into the music which also evolve into grim black metal screams and they also add fast drumming into the folk music parts at times and after awhile the acoustic guitars also start getting more aggressive with the black metal style vocals.
The keyboards have a very tragic feeling to them at times and on some of the later tracks the acoustic guitars start utilizing raw tremolo picking while they still keep around the folk music influence and some of the alter songs also sees the music using a brief use of spoken word parts along with some psychedelic elements and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and on the last track the vocals start bringing in demonic growls.
On this ep Inchiuvati creates a very grim style of black metal that is done with acoustic guitars which also have the fast picking of regular black metal at times and they also add in folk music to their music sound more original, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Sicilian and cover anti Christianity, sex and drama themes.
In my opinion Inchiuvatu are a very great sounding acoustic black metal band with folk music influences and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Utero" "Trafitta" and "Santa Balata". 8 out of 10.