Finland's solo project Spiritwood have returned with a new ep which continues the ambient and atmospheric black metal style of previous recordings and this is a review of his 2016 ep "IV" which was released by Wolfrune Worxx.
A very powerful synth sound starts off the ep and almost has a classical music feeling and also mixes in with the heavier sound a few seconds later as well as having some grim yet high pitched black metal screams making their presence known on the recording and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melodic riffing.
When t he music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music a raw black metal feeling while a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and the music also incorporates a great amount of ambient elements and most of t he songs stick to a slow musical direction and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Spiritwood plays a style of ambient black metal on this recording that is very epic and atmospheric while also having its rawer moments, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Spiritwood and if you are a fan of ambient and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Ultimate Circle Of The Moon" and "Arcane Monarchy Of the Mirage-Like Multiuniverse". 8 out of 10.