Ungfell are a duo from Switzerland that plays a folk inspired form of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their 2018 "Mythen, Maren, Pestilenz" which will be released in March by Eisenwald.
Acoustic guitars and percussion's start off the album and also gives the music a folk music feeling along with some accordion's a few seconds later before going into a very fast direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with the atmospheric and folk music elements being mixed into the heavier sections of the songs as well as all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
A few of the tracks being very long and epic in length while a couple of the tracks are instrumentals along with the screams on some of the songs bringing in a depressive vibe and bass leads are also use at times as well as a small amount of growls and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses melodic male and female vocals can also be heard on a couple of tracks.
Ungfell plays a style of atmospheric black metal that is very raw and melodic while also bringing in a great amount of folk elements, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Swiss and cover folktales, death and medieval witchcraft themes.
In my opinion Ungfell are a very great sounding folk inspired atmospheric black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "De Turst und s Wuetisheer" "Die Heidenburg" and "Raserei des Unholds". 8/5 out of 10..