Ovnev are a solo project from Spring, Texas that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "Incalescence" which will be released on November 25th by Naturmacht Productions.
Heavy yet melodic riffing starts off the album along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats while t he vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while acoustic guitars when they are utilized gives the songs more of a folk and progressive feeling along with some spoken word parts also being added into certain sections of the recording and there is also a brief use of stringed instruments.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them, demonic growls can also be heard briefly.
Ovnev creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal from his previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover a journey to Antarctica where there discover a subterranean passage that leads to a thriving ecosystem untainted by Human life.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ovnev and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Icy Incalescence" and "They Reclaim The Land". 8 out of 10.