Vrag are a solo project from Hungary that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "Remete" which was released on cassette by Neverheard Distro.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later and after awhile heavy riffs start to make their presence known along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
A lot of the music is heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style while the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Vrag creates another recording that remains true to the raw and atmospheric style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Hungarian and cover Darkness, Mysticism, and Nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vrag and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gyulollek" and "Lidercfeny". 8 out of 10.