Dark Rain Forest are a band from Italy that plays an old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2018 demo.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the demo while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's era and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very old school yet melodic style as well as one track also bringing in a brief use of epic synths and witch burning samples before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks and the demo closes with an instrumental.
Dark Rain Forest plays a style of black metal that is very raw and traditional as well as going to the early 90's second wave era, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness, misanthropy, occultism and paganism themes.
In my opinion Dark Rain Forest are a very great sounding traditional black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ancestral Bloody Moon" and "Dark Rain Forest" 8 out of 10.