This is a review of another recording from Argentina's solo project Draugen which shows the music going into more of a raw and lo-fi black metal direction and the demo was self released in 2019 and called "Grim Forest Sky".
A very dark and lo-fi sound starts off the demo along with some distorted sounding black metal screams a few seconds later. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the music also brings in a decent amount of 90's influences and elements of ambient are also utilized at times.
Both the riffs and guitar leads also use a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard. When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, keyboards are also added into some parts of the recording and one track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording.
On this recording Draugen goes into more of a raw and lo-fi black emtal direction while also mixing in some ambient elements. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover darkness, death and war themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Draugen and if you are a fan of raw and lo-fi black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The War Should Never End" and "Forgotten Mirkiness". 8 out of 10.