Runespell are a solo project from Australia that plays a very raw, melodic and epic form of pagan black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Order Of Vengeance' which will be released in July by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and most of the tracks a re very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very raw yet melodic fashion along with some songs also bringing in clean pagan chants as well as some atmospheric synths also being used at times and the music also has a lot of roots in the 90's and as the album progresses acoustic guitars also make a brief return and there is also an instrumental before returning back to vocal tracks.
Runespell plays a style of pagan black metal that is very raw, melodic and epic sounding, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover destiny, medieval and virtue themes.
In my opinion Runespell are a very great sounding raw, melodic and epic pagan black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Desting Over Dischord" and "Wolf Axis". 8 out of 10.