Tulus are a band from Norway that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very dark and cold form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Old Old Death" which will be released in March by Soulseller Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with the music also mixing in influences from both the first and second wave era's and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Elements of black'n'roll can also be heard at times along with the music mostly sticking to a mid tempo direction. A small amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing at times as well as the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling when it is utilized.
Synths can also be heard in the background briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard before returning back to a heavier direction as well as one track also introducing guitar leads onto the recording. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover dark folklore themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tulus and if you are a fan of dark and cold black metal, you should check out this album RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hel" "Folkefall" "Grunn Grav" and "In Memoriam". 8 out of 10.