Temple Koludra are a band from Germany that plays an ambient form of black metal and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2013 ep.
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the ep along with some whispered vocals that turn into melodic female chanting and singing which is also used again on a later track as well and after a while you can hear some demonic vocals on the recording along with the sounds of rain and fire before going into a more heavy black metal direction and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts present throughout the recording along with some grim, high pitched screams and the music also mixes the faster raw parts with the atmospheric and ambient elements and you can hear a great amount of talent and skill being utilized in the guitar riffing
At times spoken word ritualistic parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when leads and solos are added into the music they bring in more of a modern and technical black metal feeling to the music and the songs also bring in decent amount of blast beats at times and at times the synths also add an epic feeling to the recording in the parts where they are utilized.
Temple Koludra plays a style of black metal that has its ambient roots but a lot more heavier, aggressive, fast and guitar than most bands of this genre while still displaying a great amount of atmosphere and melody, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover Occultism and Germanic Paganism themes.
In my opinion Temple Koludra are a very great sounding black metal band with an ambient edge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Ginnungagap" and "Zornissen". 8 out of 10.