This is a review of another recording from Michigan's Skyggefigurrer which shows the music returning back to a more atmospheric style of black metal and the album was self released in 2017 and called "Kryofolkemord".
Ambient style synths start off the album before going into a heavier direction which also introduces grim and high pitched black metal screams onto the recording while the tremolo picking and blast beats during the faster sections of the songs gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also utilizing a decent amount of melody and when guitars leads are brought into the music they are done in a very melodic style and as the album progresses whispered vocals can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Skyggefigurrer goes into more of a modern style of atmospheric black metal, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Skyggefigurrer and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blant de levende" "Skumringstake" and "Sjelens fengsel". 8 out of 10.