A Forest are a band from Italy that plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 compilation album "Worn Out" which was released by Satanic Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the album along with some grim screams a few seconds alter that also takes the music into more of a fast and raw musical direction that also uses a great amount of blast beats and the music is very heavily rooted in the early 90's and also uses a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the album have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear acoustic guitars being utilized in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in both the riffs and solos while the whole album has a very vintage second wave sound and as the compilation progresses ritualistic ambient sounds are brought in at times while the main focus remains more on a raw style of black metal.
A Forest plays a style that is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave sound and also brings in a very raw and chaotic style of that genre, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Cold, Winter, hate and nature themes.
In my opinion A Forest are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Trial Of Strength" "Worlds From Light" "Dark On Darkness" and "Litany". 8 out of 10.