Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ulven/Void Worship/2017 Full Length Review
Ulven are a solo project from Akron, Ohio that plays a very raw form of occult black metal and this is a review of his self released 2017 album "Void Worship".
Heavy riffs start off the album along with some demonic growls a few seconds later and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while t he vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Most of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition bit with a more modern touch and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while acoustic guitars can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some of the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody and atmospheric synths are added onto the closing track which is also an instrumental.
Ulven plays a style of black metal that is very dark and raw while also bringing in a decent amount of acoustic guitars, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death worship themes.
In my opinion Ulven are a very great sounding raw occult black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Moonless" and "Funeral Lights". 8 out of 10.