Aktor are a solo project from Colorado Springs, Colorado that plays a raw form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2017 ep "War Hymns".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of tremolo picking and programmed blast beats while grim yet high pitched black metal screams are added into the music a few seconds later along with some of the faster riffing almost border on war metal.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also incorporates a great amount of 90's second wave influences while deep death metal growls are also used briefly and on the second track a small amount of melody can be heard and the music always remains heavy and raw from beginning to end.
Aktor plays a style of black metal that is very traditional, fast, raw and aggressive, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover anti Islam and anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion Aktor are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Kill The Pedophile Prophet". 8 out of 10.