Wolfkrieg are a band from Russia that plays a national socialist form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Fatherland" which was released by Crush The Desert Records.
Thunder sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric synths a few seconds later which also gives the recording more of an epic feeling and after the intro nature sounds are added onto the album along with some heavy guitars as well as some grim yet high pitched black metal screams and blast beats can be heard in some of the faster sections of the songs.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and they also mix the epic synths in with the heavier sections of the songs while the solos are done in a very melodic and epic metal style and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the riffs also bring in an old school second wave style while also sounding very modern at the same time and some songs also bring in samples from Nazi Germany and the songs also bring in a great amount of diversity and some songs also bring in a small amount of folk instruments and they also bring in an instrumental track and some of the songs also bring in a touch of classical music and they also bring in a cover of Temozer's "Werewolf" which also brings in a brief use of clean singing before closing the album with an original song.
Wolfkrieg plays a very diverse form of national socialist black metal on this recording bringing in some songs that are very raw while others that are more epic and atmospheric sounding, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover national socialism, war and Paganism themes.
In my opinion Wolfkrieg are a very great sounding national socialist pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ashes of Arkona" "Runes Of A New Order" "Blood Against Gold" and "Mara's Sadness". 8/5 out of 10.