Loits are a band from Estonia that plays a very raw and eccentric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "Ei kahetse midagi" which will be re-issued in February by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
War orientated soundscapes start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as being very heavily rooted in the mid 90's style.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while elements of folk music are also added into some parts of the recording. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the synths also giving the songs more of an epic atmosphere when they are utilized.
One of the tracks is a brief instrumental along with one song also introducing classical and acoustic guitars onto the recording. When guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as a brief use of spoken word parts being added onto a couple of the tracks. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Estonian and cover 'the Forest Brother's that struggled against Soviet occupation during and after WWII.
In my opinion Loits are a very great sounding raw and eccentric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tulisilma sund" "Valge nagu" and "Sinu mees, sinu vend, sinu poeg". 8 out of 10.