Nydvind are a band from France that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Seas of Oblivion" which was released by Malpermesita Records.
Water sounds and pagan chants start off the album along with some melodic riffing a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the solos and leads also bringing in a great amount of melody and spoken word parts are also used at times.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while a great amount of grim black metal screams can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with some melodic pagan vocals also being utilized at times as well as some of the songs also bringing in a decent amount of acoustic guitars.
Some tracks also add in some death metal growls and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some tracks also bring in a small amount of folk music elements.
Nydvind plays a style of pagan black metal that is very melodic, atmospheric, raw and epic sounding along with some elements of folk music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Nature and Paganism themes.
In my opinion Nydvind are a very great sounding pagan black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sailing Towards The Unknown" "Sea Of Thalardh" and "Unveiling A New Earth". 8 out of 10.