Taran are a band from Poland that plays a very radical and extreme form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2015 album which was released by Odium Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album along with some medieval war samples and epic keyboards and after the intro the music starts going for more of a fast and raw black metal sound along with a great amount of blast beats and grim screams as well as adding in some chaotic guitar leads that also become a huge part of the recording.
At time s the music bring s in ritualistic style chanting which is also dome in more of a grim fashion and the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the songs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
As the album progresses some of the tracks bring in a few seconds of clean singing while other tracks also show the vocals getting more grim and towards the end the leads also get more melodic while the music still remains true to an extreme style of black metal and the outro brings in an atmospheric feeling before closing with a cover of Immortal's "Unsilent Storms In The Northern Abyss".
Taran plays a style of black metal that is very raw, brutal, fast and extreme while still bringing in a decent amount of melody and this is probably one of the heaviest albums this genre has produced in a while, the production sounds very raw, powerful and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness, evil, hatred and anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion Taran are a very great sounding fast and extreme black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Reign of Hellfire" "Divine Plague" and "The Black mark". 8 out of 10.