Lava Invocator are a duo from Ukraine that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of t heir 2017 album "Mork" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and More Hate Productions.
Ambient style keyboards start off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later which leads to a heavier direction along with the tremolo picking and blast beats also going the tracks more of a raw feeling while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal s creams and the guitar leads a re done in a very melodic fashion.
A great amount of 90's era black metal influences can be heard in the bands musical style along with some deep growls also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as the riffs also using a decent amount of melody and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and some of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars and a later track also brings in a small amount of spoken word parts and as the album progresses keyboards also make a brief return on a couple of later songs.
Lava Invocator plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and traditional sounding with a mixture of both modern and old school elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Lava Invocator are a very great sounding traditional black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Awaken" "Black Dawn" and "Mork". 8 out of 10.