Ortus are a duo from Germany that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Where Shadows Gather" which was released by Worship Tapes.
A very dark, melodic and heavy sound starts off the ep while the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody and after awhile grim black metal screams start to make their presence known as well as the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a decent amount of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with a few tracks being very long and epic in length while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences as well as adding in a small amount of acoustic guitars, spoken word parts and clean vocals in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruemnts have a very powerful sound to them.
Orus plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and traditional sounding in the 90's European style, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness themes.
In my opinion Ortus are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Nocturne". 8 out of 10.