Afsky is a solo project from Denmark that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw, atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "ofte jeg drømmer mig død" which will be released in May by Vendetta Records.
Water sounds start off the album along with some classical guitars and stringed instruments a few seconds later before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and the vocals are mostly depressive black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with the guitar leads also being done in a very raw yet melodic style, clean playing can also be heard in some of the songs and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard and on one track acoustic guitars also make a brief return.
On this recording Afsky takes his raw, melodic and depressive style of black metal into more of an aggressive direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Danish and cover poetic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Afsky and if you are a fan of raw, melodic and depressive black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tyend Sang" and "Angst". 8 out of 10.