Obtest are a band from Lithuania that played a very raw and primitive form of black metal with this release and this is a review of their 1997 album "Tukstantmetis" which was released by Wolf Musick.
Drums range from mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from mid paced to fast raw and primitive sounding pagan black metal riffs while the lead guitars are very raw, primitive melodic and epic sounding pagan black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to bring a dark medieval feeling to the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some spoken word parts and clean singing being thrown in at times, while the lyrics are written in Lithuanian and cover Slavic Paganism, Anti Christianity, War, Legends and Battles, as for the production it has a very raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is a very great raw and primitive sounding pagan/black metal album from Obtest and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Karo Dvasia" "997-Menulio Karunos Kautynes" and "Amzians". RECOMMENDED BUY.