Vaki are a band from Finland that plays a very raw and modern form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 ep "Kirous" which will be released in December by Redefining Darkness Records.
A very heavy and chaotic sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are angry yet high pitched black metal screams and when tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs a more raw feeling and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic yet distorted fashion.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a brief use of shouts and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody as well as melodic singing also being used briefly.
Vaki plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and modern sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover death, impurity and chaos themes.
In my opinion Vaki are a very great sounding raw and modern black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Kuoleman Sakeet". 8 out of 10.