Wolfkrieg are a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a national socialist form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Fire Of Ragnarok" which was released by Nymphaea Records.
Epic sounding synths and acoustic guitars start off the album and gives the music more of a bronze age feeling and they also mix in with the heavier style a few seconds later which also introduces high pitched black metal screams onto the recording and the synths also add in a touch of classical music at times.
Folk instruments can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and one track also brings in a brief use of war samples and clean guitars can also be heard briefly in some of the heavier sections of the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a later song also introduces nature sounds onto the recording and acoustic guitars also return briefly on a few tracks and their is also a brief use of melodic guitar leads for a few seconds and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Wolfkrieg creates a recording that brings in a more epic side of national socialist pagan/black metal on this album, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Germanic Paganism, War and National Socialism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Wolfkrieg and if you are a fan of national socialist pagan/black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fire Of Ragnarok" "Eighty Eight" "Wotan's Bowl" and "When Wotan Awakes". 8/5 out of 10.