Finland's solo project Spiritwood have returned with a new recording that is also in the atmospheric vein of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 demo "Pantheon Of Silent Spirits" which was released by Hammerbund.
Grim black metal screams along with some heavy guitars and atmospheric sounding synths start off the demo along with a touch of dark ambient and lo-fi music and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a decent amount of programmed beats.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very distorted yet melodic fashion and some of the riffing also brings in a small amount of melody and when the music speeds up a brief use of blast beats can be heard while the main focus is either on a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Spiritwood creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal that was established on previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark, melancholic and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Spiritwood and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Astrorum Vagus" and "Behind The Astral Oceans Of Sin". 8 out of 10.