Eltun are a band from Chile that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "!553" which was released by Crush The Desert Records.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding into starts off the album before going going into a dark and heavier along and intorducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the clean vocals also giving the music more of a pagan atmosphere as well as the tracks also bringing in a great amount of 90's influences and as the album progresses clean playing, folk instruments, rain and thunder sounds can also be heard briefly.
Eltun plays a style of pagan black metal that is very raw and traditional sounding along with a lot of 90's influences, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover Ancient Mapuche Culture, War, Paganism and Nature themes.
In my opinion Eltun are a very great sounding pagan black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "1553" and "Guerreros de Hielo". 8 out of 10.