Hangatyr are a band from Germany that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Kalt" which will be released in March.
A very fast, raw and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and clean playing can also be heard at times.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the music also adding in a decent amount of 90's influences but also keeping it modern at the same time
And as the album progresses a brief use of nature orientated field recordings and acoustic guitars can be heard on an instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the remaining tracks. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in German and cover Norse Mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Hangatyr and if you are a fan of aggressive pagan black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Niedergang" "Blick aus Eis" and "Verweht". 8 out of 10.