Volkolak are a band from Russia that started out as more of a national socialist pagan/black metal band but play more of a traditional style of Slavic folk music on this recording and this is a review of their 2012 album "Disappear" which was released by Crush The Desert Records.
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some Slavic style folk instruments a few seconds later before adding in acoustic guitars which also gives the music more of a medieval feeling and after awhile flutes make their presence known on the recording along with some clean singing vocals.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while some of the tracks a re also very long and epic in length and as the album progresses nature sound can be heard in some of the songs and there is also a great amount of diversity present throughout the recording.
Volkolak took a different route on this recording moving away from the more black metal orientated sound of earlier releases and going for more of a traditional pagan folk music direction with this album, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover heathenism and Ancient Traditions.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Volkolak and if you are a fan of pagan folk music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vikings" "Among Dogs" "Raven, Folk & Falcon" and "Disappear". 8 out of 10.