Draugen are a solo project from Argentina that plays a mixture of raw black metal and noise and this is a review of his 2019 ep "Dark Vwrmis" which was released by Floppy Noise Records.
Ambient sounds start off the ep before going into a very fast, raw and lo-fi direction which also uses a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with some melodies also being added into the guitar solos and leads.
A small amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Spoken word samples can also be heard briefly along with some elements of noise also being used at times as well as the ambient sounds also returning in other parts of the music and the songs also get very experimental in some parts of the recording.
Draugen plays a musical style that takes raw black metal, ambient and noise and mixes them together to create a sound of his own. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover darkness, necromancy and death themes along with some inspirations from the writings of Clark Ashton Smith.
In my opinion Draugen are a very great sounding mixture of raw black metal, ambient and noise and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Death Defiers" and "Submission Over the Castle". 8 out of 10.