Ulvdalir are a band from Russia that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an orthodox form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Hunger For The Cursed Knowledge" which will be released on March 20th by Inferna Profundus Records.
Ambient style synths start off the ep and they also appear on the later songs while Gregorian chants can also be heard briefly before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking along with seem dark sounding melodies.
Most of the music is also heavily rooted in the 90's era while the vocals are mostly grim sounding screams. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in an old school style along with all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts,
Slean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as some songs also capturing a ritualistic atmosphere and synths can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover death. the devil, nihilism and philosophy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ulvdalir and if you are a fan of orthodox black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Road Of Knowledge" and "Out Of The Darkness of The Depths". 8 out of 10.