Krigsgrav are a band from Texas that plays a melodic, atmospheric and nature orientated form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Waves Of Degradation" which was released by Naturmacht Productions.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some nature sounds in the background and after a minute the music starts going into a heavier musical direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile high pitched black metal screams make their presence known on the recording.
Growls can be heard in the music at times and when the music speeds up it brings in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic direction.
Clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the acoustic guitars also give songs more of a folk and progressive feeling while the heavier parts bring in more of a modern atmospheric style of black metal and there is also a brief use of violins, mouth harps, post rock and avant garde elements and there is also a brief instrumental track before closing the album with a heavier song which also introduces spoken word parts onto the recording.
Krigsgrav creates another recording that sticks to the atmospheric, melodic and nature orientated black metal sound of previous recordings while also mixing in more avant garde, progressive and folk elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, existentialism and the downfall of man themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Krigsgrav and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Son Of The Stones" and "As The Color Fades From the Earth". 8 out of 10.