Vindkast are a band from Germany that plays an atmospheric and ambient form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Archaic Collapse".
An ambient sound starts off the album and on the second track the music keeps its ambient elements and mixes them in with more of a heavy and melodic guitar sound which also takes the music into more of an atmospheric black metal direction and after a few minutes spoken word parts are added onto the recording.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also brings in a great amount of grim black metal screams along with the faster sections also using a small amount of blast beats as well as giving the music more of a raw feeling and every track sounds different from each other and there is a good balance between the black metal and ambient parts and there is also a brief use of clean playing and the solos and leads also add more of a melodic and modern style of black metal.
Vindkast creates an atmospheric style of black metal that is in more of a modern style and is also very heavily mixed in with ambient music, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Vindkast are a very great sounding atmospheric, ambient black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Under This Dying Sun" and "Unto the Earth". 8 out of 10.