Ode Vinter are a band from Champaign, Illinois that plays a very dark and raw from of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "Hyperion".
Heavy guitar riffing and deep yet grim black metal screams start off the ep and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A couple of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and when synths are utilized they are very atmospheric and also adds in a touch of ambient and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a melodic fashion and a couple of tracks also adds in elements of noise along with a brief use of spoken word parts.
Ode Vinter creates a recording that remains true to the raw black metal style while also getting a little bit more experimental this time around, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover apocalypse, nature, darkness, depression and drug themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ode Vinter and if you are a fan of raw black metal with a touch of noise, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Scorched Dreams Of The Deceased". 8 out of 10.