Wan are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and old school form of satanic black metal with a touch of punk and this is a review of their 2017 album "Wan Way To Hell" which will be released February 10th by Carnal Records.
A very heavy guitar sound starts off the album along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams and some of the riffing also adds in touches of thrash, first wave black metal and punk along with the vocals also mixing in some of the old school 80's extreme metal style and blast beats are used during the faster sections of the songs.
During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw second wave feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffing brings in a small amount of melody and as the album progresses death metal growls are added into some parts of the recording and there is also a brief use of clean guitars and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them.
Wan remains true to the raw and old school style of black metal of previous releases and also avoids any modern sounds, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swedish and English cover misanthropic, Satanism, Occultism, and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Wan and if you are a fan of raw and old school satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "King Of Evil" "The Challenger" "Spitfire Metal" and "Wan Way To Hell". 8 out of 10.