Horla are a 1 man band that has been featured before in this zine with the musical style being atmospheric, depressive, post black metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Wound".
"Wound I" starts off with some powerful drumming, primitive black metal riffs and grim sounding screams while also having a dark atmosphere to it and then some heavy bass playing makes it presence known as well as a melodic lead before going into a slower and heavier direction with the song retaining the faster drumming and melodic parts, around the 3 minute mark the song switches to just drums and depressive cries before getting fast again and introducing deep demonic growls and then it goes back to it's black metal formula and the song closes with a blast beat from the drums".
"Wound II" starts off with some soft and melodic black metal drums along with some powerful drumming before the grim screams kick in and the bass guitar starts getting heavier, around the 3 minute mark some depressing melodies join in with the other riffs along with some dark atmospheric sounds which lead to the blast beats, fast and primitive black metal riffs for awhile before going back to the slower elements which also close the song.
"Upon Waking" starts off with some ambient soundscapes which get alot more darker sounding as the song moves on and there are no other musical instruments or vocals being present on this song with it being all instrumental.
"Wound III" starts with some fast blast beats and dark black metal riffs before the screams and post black metal melodies kick in while still maintaining a raw and dark atmosphere, after awhile the song slows down a bit with the bass guitars coming on and then the music returns back to the fast parts before the distorted parts start kicking in with the melodies getting more darker and depressive along with some programmed drums, around the 5 minute mark the synths kick in for awhile the then the primitive parts return while also combining with the synths for a few seconds and then the song closes in a more mellow mood.
Song lyrics on this ep cover inter-generational war, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Horla and if you are a fan of depressive post black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wound I" and "Wound III". RECOMMENDED BUY.