Devilgroth are a band from Russia that plays a very raw form of ambient black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Landschaft" which was released by Narcoleptica Productions.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some ambient elements a few seconds later and after a couple of minutes the music starts adding in more of a fast and raw black metal style that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams while also remianing atmospheric at the same time.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the vocals also get very deep and grim at times and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
As the album progresses the music starts getting more diverse and brings in elements that are very uncommon for the genre without losing any of the raw aggression and there is also an instrumental track while later songs bring in a more ambient style of black metal and one track also brings in a brief use of bass guitar leads.
Devilgroth plays a musical style that takes a raw form of black metal and mixes it in with ambient and a touch of experimental to create a recording that has an original sound of its own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion Devilgroth are a very great sounding raw, ambient black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Das Tor In Die Reich Der Kalte" and "Nordlicht". 8 out of 10.