Bhelg are a band from Sweden that plays a folk influenced form of black metal and this is a review of their album "Solarmegin" which will be released in 2018 by Nordvis Produktion.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds alter which also adds elements of folk music onto the recording while other folk instruments are also used at times and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some clean vocals being added into certain sections of the recording as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses whispered vocals, spoken word parts as well as some shamanistic chanting can also be heard briefly, there is also a brief ambient track before returning back to a heavier direction.
Bhelg plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic while also mixing in a great amount of folk music elements, the production sounds very dark yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover nature, existence and cosmos themes.
In my opinion Bhelg are a very great sounding folk influenced black metal group and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sunnanljus" "Kraftsang Till Sunna" "Skuggspell" and "Sollens Ankomst". 8 out of 10.