Spiritwood are a solo project from Finland that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 demo "The Spiritwood" which was released by Wolfrune Worxx.
Ambient style synths start off the demo along with some guitars a few seconds later which also mix in with the synths to create more of an atmospheric sound and when vocals are added into the music they are grim black metal screams and the drum beats are all programmed and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
At times the music is very epic and when t he music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal along with a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the main focus remains more on a slow, heavy and dark style while the vocals do add some depressive elements into some parts of the songs.
Spiritwood creates a style of ambient black metal that is very epic and atmospheric while also having its raw, depressive and grim moments, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism and Esoteric themes.
In my opinion Spiritwood are a very great sounding atmospheric, ambient black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Illustrations Painted On The Skin Of The Mourning Goddess". 8 out of 10.