Italy's Hornwood Fell have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a raw style of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 ep "Inferus".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as a great amount of Nordic influences.
A decent amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the music also getting depressive at times as well as being very heavily rooted in the 90's era and towards the end keyboards can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Hornwood Fell move way from the atmospheric style of black metal form previous releases and go for more of a traditional Nordic influenced style, the production sounds very dark and raw while t he lyrics are written in Italian and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hornwood Fell and if you are a fan of Nordic influenced black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Inferno". 8 out of 10.