Volk are a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that plays a very raw form of heathen black metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Volktalitarianism" which was released by Oldenblood Productions.
A very heavy, fast and raw black metal sound starts off the ep along with some blast beats and high pitched screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile atmospheric elements and melodic guitar leads are added onto the recording along with some deeper screams.
Some of the guitar riffing brings in a touch of thrash while some of the open note riffs bring melodies onto the recording and you can also hear a small amount of clean playing along with a brief use of acoustic guitars in some parts of the songs and there is also a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout all of the tracks and as the ep progresses clean singing and spoken word parts is brought onto on of the tracks and they also close the ep with a cover of Veles "Scrolls".
Volk plays a style of black metal that is very raw and evokes more of a pagan and heathen atmosphere along with some epic elements being used at times, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Heathenism, War and Philosophy.
In my opinion Volk are a very great sounding raw and epic heathen black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winds Of Sorrow" and "Heathen Dawn". 8 out of 10.