Theudho are a solo project from Belgium that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "De roep van het woud" which will be released on August 30th by Heidens Hart Records.
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the album along with some clean guitars a few seconds alter before going into a heavier direction while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody as well as some atmospheric synths also being mixed in at times and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly as well as a brief use of clean vocals as the album progresses and there is also an ambient instrumental before closing the recording with a heavier track.
Theudho plays a style of pagan black metal that is very melodic, epic and atmospheric sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Belgian and cover Germanic Mythology, History, Philosophy and Cultural Tradition themes.
In my opinion Theudho are a very great sounding pagan black metal solo project and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Waar kraaien de ondergang bezingen" "De eik van Hakiloheim" "Wolfstijd" and "In de schaduw van de zwarte banier". 8 out of 10.