Sauron are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Baltic Fog" which will be released in March by Wheelwright Productions.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams and all of the musical instruments on this recording sound very powerful and the music is mostly rooted in the 90's era of Polish black metal and when guitar leads are utilized they also bring in a decent amount of melody.
Atmospheric synths and Gregorian chants can also be heard briefly and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw black metal feeling and throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded and released during the 90's.
Sauron creates another recording that remains true to the raw style of pagan/black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover Slavic Paganism and Dark Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sauron and if you are a fan of raw pagan/black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In The Glare Of The Black Candles" "The Baltic Fog" and "The Deepest Night Of Arkona". 8 out of 10.