Old Forest are a band from the U.K that has had their previous material reviewed as well as being interviewed by this zine before which plays a style that I would describe as being raw and primitive atmospheric pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 1998 demo "Of Mist And Graves" which was re-issued by D.T.M Productions during the year of 1998.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being used at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it 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 slow, mid paced to fast pagan/black metal riffs that are very raw, dark and primitive sounding, while the lead guitars are very raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar leads that utilize some dark melodies.
Vocals are all grim sounding black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Fantasy, Death, Mysticism, Pagan and Heathen themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is a great demo from Old Forest and if you are a fan of raw and primitive sounding atmospheric pagan/black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hammer Of The Underworld" and "Shadow Whispers". RECOMMENDED BUY