Vargsang are a 1 man band from Germany that plays a very raw, misanthropic and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2014 album "In The Mist Of Night" which was released by Obscure Abhorrence Productions.
Bell sounds start off the album along with some epic sounding synths and a few seconds later guitars and bass start to kick in along with some grim sounding high pitched screams and blast beats which also takes the music into more of a fast and raw 90's orientated black metal sound and you can also hear a decent amount of morbid sounding melodies being added into the music.
When solos and leads are added into the music they add more melody into the music while also remaining true to a raw musical style and after awhile the music starts to bring in a small amount of atmospheric elements and there is also a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts present throughout the recording.
As the album progresses spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and the album focuses more on an old school style of black metal keeping everything in a very pure, hateful and misanthropic direction while also being atmospheric and melodic at times and a couple of the later tracks also show a small amount of clean guitars being used for a few seconds.
Vargsang plays a very raw and old school style of black metal that contains the best elements of the 90's style taking the rawer side and also mixing it in with a good amount of melody and atmosphere to create a very dark and true style of black metal, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school sounding while the lyrics cover dark, anti religion, hatred and misanthropic themes.
In my opinion Vargsang are a very great sounding raw and misanthropic black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Praise the Dead" "The Cosmic Gate" "Captured In the Dark" and "begotten". 8 out of 10.