Vihamieli are a band from Finland that plays a very raw, melodic and atmospheric form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Kuolevain Veri Uinuu Ikuisuuteen".
Atmospheric and epic sounding keyboards start off the album along with some programmed beats and after the intro the music foes into a very fast musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When acoustic guitars are utilized they give the songs more of a progressive feeling while the music also mixes the keyboards into the heavier sections of the songs along with the music also having a great amount of 90's influences as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and as the album progresses a brief use of clean vocals can also be heard and some of the leads also start bringing in more of the modern atmospheric style and on some tracks deeper growls are also utilized and they also close he album with an instrumental.
Vihameili plays a style of satanic black metal that is very raw, melodic and atmospheric in the 90's tradition, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover Satanism, Anti Muslim and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Vihameili are a very great sounding raw, melodic and atmospheric satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kadotus" and "Luciferin Kasky". 8/5 out of 10.