Ehlder are a solo project from Sweden that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Nordabetrakelse" which will be released in October by Nordvis Produktion.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with some spoken word parts also being added into certain sections of the recording.
A great amount of 90's influences can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody at times. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic pagan vocals can also be heard on a couple of the tracks and one song also introduces clean playing onto the recording, ritualistic and shamanistic style percussion instrumental also closes the album.
Ehlder plays a style of pagan black metal that is very raw and traditional sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover Paganism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Ehlder is a very great sounding pagan black metal solo artist and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stridskall" and "Tagen". 8 out of 10.