Draugur are a band from the Netherlands that plays an orthodox form of satanic/occult black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "By the Rays Of His Golden Light" which will be released on may 26th by Naturmacht Productions.
A very raw black metal sound starts off the album along with some deep screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats are utilized and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and the vocals also get very high pitched at times.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and some of the riffs also utilize dark sounding melodies and there is also a brief use of clean singing which also gives the songs more of a ritualistic atmosphere and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Draugur plays a style of orthodox satanic/occult black metal that is very dark, raw and melodic while also done in more of modern fashion, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Left Hand Path and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Draugur are a very great sounding orthodox satanic/occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Entities Of the Third Dimension" "Behold the Third Eye Vision" and "Bloodsoaked Battlefield Commitment". 8 out of 10.
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