Vourdalak are a duo from Denver, Colorado that plays a very cold, distant and loathsome form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 demo "Prayers to The Void" which was released by Nauseating Whiff Records.
A very distorted amp sound starts off the demo before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction that also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style of the genre and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals are all high pitched black metal screams and both of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they all stick to a very heavy musical direction that is mostly power chord driven and also avoids any melody or solos to create a very raw style of black metal and the vocals on the second song have more of an angry approach to them.
Vourdalak plays a style of black metal that is very raw and traditional in the true tradition of the genre and also avoids any of the more modern styles and brings the genre back to its roots, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Vourdalak are a very great sounding raw black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "To Die In The Shrine Of the Wolf". 8 out of 10.