Pagan Megalith are a band from Hungary that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Viharjaras" which will be released on cassette on February 28th by Neverheard Distro.
A very heavy guitar sound starts off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a raw feeling.
At times the screams have a depressive feeling to them and the songs also bring in a great amount of 90's second wave influences along with the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses melodic guitar leads are added onto the recording and a lter track also brings in a brief use of clean playing.
Pagan Megalith plays a style of black metal that is very raw in the 90's Nordic tradition, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics are written in Hungarian and cover nihilism and death philosophy themes.
In my opinion Pagan Megalith are a very great sounding raw and old school style black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mennykovek" "Alakmas" "Rex Saturnalis" and "Magvaszakadtak". 8 out of 10.