Graveland are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an epic and pagan form of raw black metal in the beginning and this is a review of their 1993 demo "Epilogue" which was re-issued by Witching Hour Productions.
A very dark and epic synth sound starts off the album and after the intro the music starts going into more of a fast and raw black metal direction along with some blast beats and grim screams and they also mix in choirs on some of the tracks which gives the music more of a pagan atmosphere.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the epic and atmospheric keyboards also mix in with the more heavier and raw parts of the music at times and a lot of songs show Graveland when they where still playing a very raw style of black metal instead of the epic and pagan sound of later material.
Graveland played a style of black metal on this recording that was very raw and atmospheric and also showed them moving away from the more satanic side and evolving more into a pagan style, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Norse and Celtic Paganism themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Graveland and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this demo re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Eyes Of Balor" and "Children Of moon". 8 out of 10.