Valkyrja are a band from Sweden that plays a very violent and aggressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Throne Ablaze" which will be released on November 26th by W.T.C Productions.
A very dark drone intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while the faster sections of the songs also bring in s great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic yet chaotic style while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody, all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the music is very heavily rooted in the Swedish style and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard and synths can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Valkyrja plays a style of black metal that is very violent, aggressive and melodic in the Swedish tradition, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, nihilism, violence and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Valkyria are a very great sounding violent and aggressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crowned Serpent" "Halo Of Lies" and "Throne Ablaze". 8 out of 10.