Belarus's solo project Pa Vesh En has returned with a new recording which continues his raw style of ambient black metal and this is a review of his 2019 ep "Cryptic Rites Of Necromancy" which will be released in May by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Ambient style soundscapes start off the ep and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the music at times. Clean playing can also be heard briefly while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with some of the riffing also adding in a small amount of melody as well as the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very raw style when they are utilized.
On this recording Pa Vesh En remains true to the raw ambient black metal style of previous releases. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover death and necromancy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Pa Vesh En and if you are a fan of ambient and raw black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Witness of Ceremonial Witcher" and "Entwined With Snakes". 8 out of 10.