Bergatagen are a band from Sweden that plays a trollish form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Barsarkatoner".
Epic sounding keyboards start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which gives the music more of a raw feeling. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
A great amount of melody can also he heard in the guitar riffing while the music also has a lot of 90's influences but done in a more modern style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean vocals are also added on the tracks.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the music also adds in a decent amount of folk elements. As the album progresses acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly and on one track the guitar riffing also adds in some thrash influences as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them. The production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover Trolls.Anti Christian and Anti Human themes.
In my opinion Begatagen are a very great sounding troll black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Stendstoder Vackas Svart Blod" "Bland Fanskap Och Otyg" and "Kyrkklockorna Klamtar Aldrig Mer". 8/5 out of 10.