From The Vastland are a band with members from Norway and Iran that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Daevayasna" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and the Eastern Front.
Evil voices start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats along the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams as well as the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody.
Growls are also added into some parts of the music while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some spoken word parts also being used briefly as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard at times while one song also introduces synths onto the recording along with the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling when it is utilized as well as some songs also adding in a ritualistic atmosphere and the music also incorporates both modern and old school elements.
From The Vastland creates another recording that remains true to the raw and melodic style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Zoroastrianism, Persian and Mesopotamian Mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from From The Vastland and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fall Into Duzakh" "Daevayasna" and "As The Gray Clouds Rain". 8 out of 10.