Aurvandil are a one man project from France that plays a pagan form of black metal but much more raw sounding and this is a review of their 2011 album "Yearning" which was released by Eisenwald.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with some fast playing and blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are also very dark and raw sounding, while the lead guitars are very distorted and primal sounding black metal leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they being a dark feel to the music with some finger picking and full chords.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover dark themes that have somewhat of a nature and pagan feel to them, as for the production it has a very dark and raw sound to it.
In my opinion Aurvandil are a very good black metal band that is raw and progressive sounding at times and if you are a fan of this style of black metal, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "End Of An Age" "I Summon Scorn" and "Gylfi's Journey". RECOMMENDED BUY.