Vorna are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a pagan form of black metal with elements of folk music and this is a review of their 2015 album "Ei Valo Minua Seuraa" which was released by Inverse Records.
A very epic, atmospheric and melodic heavy sound starts off the album along with some pagan style synths and the solos and leads the band uses are very true to a melodic musical direction while the lyrics are grim black metal screams and when acoustic guitars are utilized they bring elements of progressive and folk music to the recording.
A lot of the guitar riffing has a very modern metal style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and as the album progresses clean singing pagan vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Vorna creates another album that takes pagan, black and folk metal and mixes the together along with more melody and progressive elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover Paganism, Tuonela, Nature, Myths and Emotional Struggles.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vorna and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Jalkemme" "Vaipunut" and "Hiljaiset rauniot". 8 out of 10.