Ov Shadows are a band from Sweden that plays an dark and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Monologues".
A very dark yet melodic sound starts off the ep before adding in black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling and the music also brings in more of a modern approach to the genre.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals also get very grim at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and guitar leads are only used briefly but done in a melodic fashion while all 3 of the songs remain true to a very heavy musical direction.
Ov Shadows plays a style of black metal that is very dark, raw, aggressive and melodic, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover the dark aspects of your shadow side.
In my opinion Ov Shadows are a very great sounding dark, raw and heavy black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Ash That Covers All". 8 out of 10.