This is a review of another recording from Bulgaria's solo project Драгшанъ which continues his avant garde style of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2018 ep "Философъ".
An acoustic guitar intro starts off the ep before going into a heavier musical direction while the riffs also utilize a great amount of melody. Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
At times the music also gets very progressive and avant garde sounding while the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid tempo direction. When the music speeds up a little bit a small amount of blast beats can also be heard on a couple of tracks along with acoustic guitars also making a brief return on a few songs as the ep progresses, clean vocals can also be heard briefly and the ep closes with an instrumental.
On this recording Драгшанъ takes his avant garde style of black metal into more of a mid tempo aggression without losing any of the raw aggression of the previous release. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Bulgarian and cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding ep from Драгшанъ and if you are a fan of avant garde black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Философъ" and "Тление". 8 out of 10.