A very dark and avant garde along with some rain and thunder sounds start off the album while grim black metal screams are added onto the recording a few seconds later as well as the faster sections of the songs bringing in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling
Clear vocals can also be heard at times while the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and clean guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses spoken word parts are also added onto some of the later songs and the album closes with an instrumental.
Askvald plays a style of black metal that is very aggressive, melodic and atmospheric sounding while also having its raw and avant garde moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and covers the differences between modern life and society with an archaic, natural live of calm, consciousness and environmental awareness.
In my opinion Askvald are a very great sounding aggressive and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Morgenstund" "Wolf" "Gebeiene" and "Gespinste". 8 out of 10.