Jarnvidr not to be confused with the band from Sweden of the same name are a band from France that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Passeur De Temps" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Le Crepuscle du Soir Productions.
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric synths and after a minute the music goes into more of a raw black metal direction along with some grim screams and deep growls can also be heard at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are utilized and when they mix the synths in with the heavier parts it gives the music more of an epic feeling and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and at times the riffs get very melodic along with some clean playing and spoken word parts being utilized in certain sections of the recording and the music also brings in a 90's black metal at times.
Jarnvidr plays a style of pagan black metal that is very raw and epic while also being very heavily rooted in the mid 90's second wave style, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in French and cover Paganism themes.
In my opinion Jarnvidr are a very great sounding raw, pagan black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Combats" "Delectation" and "Passeur De Temps". 8 out of 10.