Ukraine's Khors have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of pagan black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Beyond the Bestial" which will be released in December by Ashen Dominion.
A very heavy sound starts off the ep along with some atmospheric sounding being added into the background at times along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style while clean playing and stringed instruments can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as a brief use of clear vocals.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard as well as the songs also adding in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one track is an instrumental and acoustic guitars are added onto the closing track.
Khors creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of pagan black meta from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism, Mysticism, Ukrainian History and Nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Khors and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through the Realm Of Unborn Stars" and "In The Cold Embrace Of Mist". 8 out of 10.