Thrawsunblat are a band from New Brunswick, Canada that has been featured and on this recording moves away from the raw and melodic style of black/folk metal to go into more of a folk direction and this is a review of their 2018 album "IV: Great Brunswick Forest" which will be released in October by Ignifera Records.
Acoustic guitars start off the album and they also bring in elements of folk onto the recording while clean vocals are also utilized at times along with some fiddles also being used as a lead instrument on the tracks as well as the music capturing the atmosphere of the pagan era.
Elements of melodic rock can also be heard at times while the acoustic guitars also bring in a great mixture of finger picking and full chords and a few tracks also brings in a small amount of electric guitars which also gives the music more of a metal influence along with most of t he songs sounding different from each other.
On this recording Thrawsunblat moves way from the more black metal oriented material to create an album that is more closer to folk music and melodic rock while some metal influences can be heard, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the nature and folklore of Canada.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Thrawsunblat and while some black metal fans might not like it, I can still see this appealing to fans of traditional folk music or folk metal. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Green Man Of East Canada" "Song Of The Summit" and "Dark Sky Sanctuary". 8 out of 10.