Author are a solo project from Finland that plays an old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Lopun Alka" which will be released on January 28th by Naturmacht Productions.
A very distorted yet melodic sound starts off the album before speeding up and adding in blast beats a few seconds later before adding in high pitched black metal screams and the tremolo picking gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the music also brings in the 90's Finnish era of the genre.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the songs sound like they could of been recorded and released 20 years ago with its vintage second wave style and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and a half of the tracks are very long and epic in length and one track also brings in a brief use of clean guitars.
Author plays a style of black metal that is very raw and goes back to the 90's era of the Finnish style of the genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover death, darkness, pain, and hell themes.
In my opinion Author are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lopun Alku" and "Kadotus". 8 out of 10.