Arnaut Pavle are a band from Finland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw form of black metal with some elements of punk and this is a review of t heir self titled 2019 album which was released by Mystiskaos.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a very heavy punk influenced direction. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's style and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking is utilized.
When tremolo picking is added into the riffing it also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody at times and as the album progresses a brief use of synths can also be heard, all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
On this recording Arnaut Pavle remains true to the punk influenced raw black metal style that was established on their previous demo. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Arnaut Pavle and if you are a f an of raw and punk influenced black emtal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unholy Black Balsam" "Poison Grail" "Welcone To The Night" and "For The Darkness of Our Hearts". 8 out of 10.