Haive are a solo project from Finland that plays a folk influenced form of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "Iaton" which will be released by Eisenwald.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some heavy riffing a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and growls are also used briefly.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording on a few tracks while a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some folk music instruments also being utilized briefly and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction, keyboards and nature sounds can also be heard briefly.
Haive plays a style of black metal that is mostly mid tempo while also mixing in elements of folk music to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover nature, sorrow and death themes.
In my opinion Haive are a very great sounding folk influenced black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Turma" "Tuulen Sanat" and "Virsi Tammikuinen". 8 out of 10.