Spiritwood are a solo project from Finland that recently had a demo reviewed in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 demo "Walpurgis Darkness" which was released by Wolfrune Worxx.
Atmospheric and ambient style synths start off the demo and also mix in with t he heavier sound a few seconds later and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this demo and after awhile grim black metal s creams are added onto the recording and stringed instruments can also be heard at times.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when t he music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with some tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling while most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction while also adding in a small amount of melody.
Spiritwood creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric and ambient style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and ritualistic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Spiritwood and if you are a fan of atmospheric and ambient black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Aorta black". 8 out of 10.