Tzaak are a solo project from Norway that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Gjernt Ondskap" which was released by Sepulchral Silence Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the vocals are grim black metal screams and the music also mixes in atmospheric sounding synths along with the heavier riffs and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
At times the riffing can be very melodic and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and the solos and leads bring in a very melodic yet modern and atmospheric style of black metal and the synths also bring in elements of ambient and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars and on the last track the music foes into a faster direction briefly which also introduces tremolo picking and blast beats which in return gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling.
Tzaak plays a style of black metal that goes for more of a slow or mid paced atmospheric style which is a lot more different than most bands or project from his home country, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Norweigan and English and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Tzaak is a very great sounding atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Masterpiece" and "Cultural Heritage". 8 out of 10.