Derhead are a band from Italy that plays an experimental and avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their ep "Via" which will be released in 2017 by Via Nocturna.
Clean guitars start off the ep along with some atmospheric synths before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction that also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and the vocals are mostly grim s creams while also getting deep at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads a re utilized they are done in a very distorted yet melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the music starts adding in experimental and avant garde elements and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the demo tracks which are added as bonus songs display a more raw style while still having an avant garde touch and traces of industrial can also be hard briefly.
Derhead plays a style of black metal that is very avant garde and experimental while having a more raw approach to the genre, the production sounds very professional on the newer tracks while having a more raw approach on the demo songs while the lyrics cover introspection and psychology themes.
In my opinion Derhead are a very great sounding experimental and avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cenere" "Circle" and "II". 8 out of 10.