Verwoed are a solo project from the Netherlands that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very psychedelic and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Da Val" which will be released on May 24th as a joint effort between Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Argento Records and Tartarus Tapes.
Distorted amp noises along with some heavy riffing starts off the album while all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with the faster sections of the songs bringing in a great amount of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the vocals are done in a very deep yet grim style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and at times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding as well as mixing in some psychedelic elements.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. Melodic Gregorian chants can also be heard briefly on one of the tracks and as the album progresses a small amount of clean playing is also added onto the recording and the music also gets very abstract and hallucinogenic sounding at times, clear vocals can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Dutch and cover nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Verwoed and if you are a fan of atmospheric and psychedelic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "De val" and "Het bedriegende oog". 8 out of 10.