Zurvan are a band originally from Iran but now re-located to Germany that plays an aggressive mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Gorge Of Blood" which will be released on June 28th as a joint effort between Satanath Records and The Eastern Front.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats before also adding deep black metal screams onto the recording while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and the riffs also mix in a great amount of death metal elements.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences while also sounding very modern at the same time and one track also brings in a brief use of clean guitars and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and a later song also introduces spoken word parts onto the recording briefly and when tremolo picking is brought into the riffing it also gives the music a more raw black metal edge and one track is also very long and epic in length.
Zurvan plays a musical style that takes an old school style of black metal and mixes it in with death metal influences along with a more modern approach to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nihilism, paganism, history, misanthropy and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Zurvan are a very great sounding mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gorge Of Blood" Isolation Of Sense" "Hallucination" and "Massacre". 8 out of 10.