Bukavac are a solo project from North Dakota that plays a very progressive form of black metal with a touch of death metal and this is a review of his 2015 album "All That Is Of The Earth" which was released by Black Lion Productions.
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after a few seconds the music starts to get heavy and also introduces grim black metal screams to the recording and the music can also get very avant garde at times.
Some of the riffs bring in elements of doom metal and when guitar leads are utilize they are very dark and melodic sounding and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction along with one of the tracks being very long and epic in length and one track also brings in an exotic sounding classical guitar and spoken word parts which also return briefly on a later track.
As the album progresses acoustic guitars along with some clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while some of t he heavier parts also bring in a touch of dsbm and when the music speeds up briefly it brings in a small amount of blast beats and raw guitar riffs and the last track brings in quest vocals from Kathmul of Abandoned By Light..
Bukavac plays a style of black metal that is very original and mixes in some avant garde and progressive elements as well as a touch of doom and death metal to create his own sound, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nature, paganism and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Bukavac are a very great sounding progressive black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Od Crows And Owls" "Sons of Gia" "Tundra Wookie" and "Into the Abyss". 8 out of 10.