Iskald are a band from Norway that plays a very raw and epic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Innhøstinga" which will be released in August by Indie Recordings.
Tremolo picking starts off the album which gives the music more of a raw feeling while the faster sections of the songs also utilize a great amount of blast beats along with the riffs also using a great amount of melody and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and one of the tracks also introduces classical guitars onto the recording and as the album progresses their is also a brief use of clean playing on a couple of songs.
Iskald plays a style of black metal that is very melodic and epic in the Nordic Tradition, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Norwegian and cover a story about those who have lost on their way.
In my opinion Iskald are a very great sounding epic and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Atrocious Horror" "Even Dawn Drew Twilight" "From Traitor To Beast" and "Innhøstinga". 8 out of 10.