Fimbulvinter are a band from Russia that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Nachertanbl Rezbl Drevnih Curse" which will be released on December 6, 2015 as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Yar Productions.
A very melodic, epic and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some solos and leads that also use a great amount of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile the music starts adding in fast raw black metal riffs and blast beats.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and the riffs also bring in elements of traditional and thrash metal at times and some songs also bring in a small amount of death metal growls and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when clean vocals are used they bring more of a pagan atmosphere to the bands musical style and synths can also be heard at times while a later track brings in a brief use of clean playing along with some folk instruments being utilized almost towards the end.
Fimbulvinter plays a style of pagan/black metal that is very raw, epic, melodic and atmospheric and also brings in a touch of death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover Norse Paganism themes.
In my opinion Fimbulvinter are a very great sounding pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Swarms Of Ravens" "Cold. Hate. Destruction" and "The World Will End". 8 out of 10.