Wederganger are a band from the Netherlands that plays a very raw form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Gelderse Drek" which was released by Heidens Hart Records.
A very dark, raw and heavy old school black metal sound starts off the ep along with some elements of thrash being utilized in the guitar riffing as well as a decent amount of melody and when vocals are added into the music they are high pitched grim screams which also sets up the pace for the music to get faster along with some blast beats.
On the 2 songs there is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some melodic pagan chants and spoken word parts being brought in at times and the music is a lot more closer to a mid 90's to early 2000's style of black metal and the fast parts display more of a raw style of black metal and on the second track the music starts going for more of an atmospheric direction along with some clean singing pagan vocals.
Wederganger display a great amount of variety on these 2 tracks starting out with more of a raw and thrash influenced black metal sound before evolving more into a pagan direction as the music progresses, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Dutch and cover Undeath, Gueldrian folklore, Germanic Mythology and Horror themes.
In my opinion Wderganger are a very great sounding raw pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Gelderse Drek". 8 out of 10.