Paganus Diabolous are a solo project from Serbia that plays a very raw and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Dear Winter" which was released by Sepulchral Silence Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some morbid sounding melodies a few seconds later and after awhile grim black metal screams make their presence known on the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the songs the music brings out a very raw style of black metal that is very heavily influenced by the 90's second wave style and synths can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a small amount of growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and they also give the songs a more modern and atmospheric style and there is alos a cover of Prognan's "Vapaj Pokojnika".
Paganus Diabolous plays a style of black metal that is very dark and raw while also having its melodic and atmospheric moments, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death, darkness, misanthropy and horror themes.
In my opinion Paganus Diabolous are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burnt Black Wings" "Dear Winter" "Thy Shadow" and "Spirits Of The Damned". 8 out of 10.