Pogavranjen are a band from Croatia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very avant garde and depressive style of black metal on this release and this is a review of their 2014 album "Sebi Jesi Meni Nisi" which will be re-issued in September by Arachnophobia Records.
Tragic sounding keyboard start off the album and they also give the music more of an avant garde feeling and after the intro the music goes into more of a darker and heavier direction along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses the music gets more depressive and there is also a brief use of melodic singing.
Pogavranjen plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very raw and depressive while also having its avant garde and progressive moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Croatian and cover misanthropic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Pogavranjen and if you are a fan of depressive and avant garde black metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tkivo Svernia" and "Strigoi". 8 out of 10.