Kozeljnik are a band from Serbia that has been featured before in this zine and their newer music shows the band heading into more of an avant garde and occult mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Death Gives Unto Life" which was released by Possession Productions.
A very hard and melodic sound starts off the ep along with all of the musical instruments being all powerful sounding and the clean singing vocals gives the music more of an avant garde and when the music speeds up blast beats can be heard along with some grim black metal screams while the slower riffs are very heavily influenced by doom metal.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the vocals also get deep at times and some songs also add in a small amount of acoustic guitars and when tremolo picking is utilized it gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling
Kozeljnik plays a musical style on this recording that is still very heavily rooted in the black metal style previous recordings while also mixing in avant garde and doom metal elements which also shows how much they have evolved as musicians over the years, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kozeljnik and if you are a fan of the occult and avant garde styles of black metal, you should check out the ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tis The Souls Of Wayward Path" and "Bitter Libations To The Unnamed". 8 out of 10.