Call Of The Red Forest are a solo project from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording goes into more of an old school style of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2019 album "Waiting For The Darkness".
Spoken word parts start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while classical guitars can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording.
Most of the songs are also very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Synths can also also be heard into certain sections of the recording while the riffs also utilize dark sounding melodies at times as well as some songs also capturing a depressive atmosphere, all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
On this recording Call Of The Red Forest introduces vocals into his traditional style of black metal t hat was not present on past releases. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Call Of The Red Forest and if you are a fan of old school black emtal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Battle's Heir" "Dance With Witches" and "Too late For Tears". 8 out of 10.