Khors are a band from Ukraine that has been featured before in this zine and has more of a raw approach to atmospheric pagan/black metal on this recording and this is a review of their 2006 album "Cold" which will be re-issue d in March of 2015 by Svarga Music.
A very atmospheric and epic sounding keyboard starts off the album and also mixes in with the heavy black metal riffing that starts to kick in on the recording a few seconds alter along with a great amount of high pitched screams and after awhile the music starts to bring in a decent mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and when the music speeds up on some of the tracks they bring in more of a raw style of black metal that also incorporates a great amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
There are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length along with some of the guitar riffs also bringing in a small amount of melody at times and as the album progresses elements of pagan folk music can be heard in certain sections of the recording and there is also a a brief instrumental that focuses more on keyboards while the first of the last 2 tracks returns to a black metal sound and they close the album with a keyboard song that utilizes grim black metal whispers
Khors had a very atmospheric and keyboard orientated style of black metal sound on this recording but done with more of a raw approach then what was later to come with future albums where they progresses heavily as musicians, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Paganism, Mysticism, and Space themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Khors and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ashes" "Misery" and "Into The Depths of Black hills. 8 out of 10.