Celtefog are a band from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Sounds Of The Olden Days".
Wind sounds start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads making their presence known a few seconds later on the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and after awhile high pitched black metal screams are added into all of the songs.
You can hear a lot of folk music elements in the bands musical style which also gives the songs more of an epic atmosphere along with some acoustic guitars also being utilized at times and they also add in some flutes and tribal beats which are in a very shamanistic style while also bringing in a sound close to the middle ages.
Whispers can be heard in some parts of the songs and when the music speeds up it goes fro more of a raw style of black metal which also uses a small amount of blast beats and te fast riffs also mix in a lot of tremolo picking and on some of the tracks the back up vocals also get very angry and deep and as the album progresses the songs also start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while their is also a brief use of spoken word parts and melodic pagan chants present on some of the tracks and they also bring in an instrumental before closing the album with a vocal song.
Celtefog creates another pagan/black metal album that is very atmospheric and melodic while also having a great amount of raw aggression to them, the production sounds very dark and raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover nature, winter, revenge and Paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Celtefog and if you are a fan of atmospheric pagan/black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Call Of The Ancestors" and "Nykta". 8 out of 10.