Hermodr are a solo project from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 compilation album "Rovdjur & Northern Might" which consists of his two previous ep's under the same names and will be released as a single album on September 23rd by Wolfspell Records.
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the compilation along with some atmospheric sounding synths and heavy riffing a few seconds alter while both of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody as well as the vocals being mostly tortured black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and atmospheric style while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the music also having its depressive moments as well as some clean guitars also being added onto the second song briefly and you can also hear a small amount of melodic chants and blast beats when the music finally speeds up.
On this compilation Hermodr plays a very slow style of atmospheric black metal, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swedish and English and cover Northern Climate And Nature and Times Of The North.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Hermodr and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Northern Might". 8 out of 10.