Mavorim are a solo project from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very stark and austere form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 double ep "Aasfressor" which consists of 6 brand new tracks and 4 unreleased demo songs and will be released on August 18th, 2019 by Purity through Fire.
A very epic and ambient orientated intro starts off the album while also introducing synths onto the recording which also returns on some of the later tracks. During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style. Clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some of the riffing also utilizing depressive and epic sounding melodies.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the music also adding in a decent mixture of both old school and modern influences as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the unreleased demo tracks also adds in more of a 90's influenced black metal style and also mixes in a small amount of synths with the heavier sections of the music. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover death, murder, paranormal activities, hate, paganism and Germanic folklore themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mavorim and if you are a fan of dark, raw and epic black metal, you should check out this double ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aasfressor" "Ein hasserfullter Giest" "Hort der Seligkeit" and "Qualen zerreilben vernichten". 8/5 out of 10.