Old Pagan are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine before and plays a very raw, epic and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Ogdran Jarhar" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Narbentage Produktionen.
A very dark, melodic, heavy and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some grim black metal screams while the faster sections of the music utilize a great amount of blast beats and also bring in more of a raw style of the genre and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t heir side of the recording.
A couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow,id paced and fast parts as well as adding a more modern production to a 90's influenced style while the synths when they are utilized they give the music more of an epic atmosphere and when guitar leads are brought into the music they add more of a melodic sound to the music and they close the album with a cover of Secrets Of the Moon "Leichengott".
Old Pagan plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very raw, melodic and epic and also uses some of the modern technology to update their sound a bit, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Christina, occult and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Old Pagan and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Amon Ramah" "Christ Termination" and "Seven Gods Of Chaos". 8 out of 10.