Krolok are a band from Slovakia that plays a very old school and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 demo "When The Moon Sang Our Songs" which will be re-issued on April 13th in 2018 by Inferna Profundus Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the ep along with some samples from "The Omen" before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling while the keyboards enhance the lo-fi atmosphere.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the riffing also bringing in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies as well as some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording and they also bring in a cover of Carpathian Forest's "When Thousand Moons Have Circled".
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion, while all of the music also sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released in the 90's along with songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the closing track is doen in more of a ritualistic and dark ambient style.
Krolok plays a style of black metal that is very raw and atmospheric in the 90's style, the production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover nature, personal feelings, vampires and night themes.
In my opinion Krolok are a very great sounding old school, raw and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ride A Roan Stead" and "The Violet Castle In The Sky". 8/5 out of 10.