Finland's Goatskullt has returned with a new recording where he collaborates with Raptus Spiritualis where he mixes his raw and old school style with the later projects ritual and avant garde style.
Ambient style synths start off the ep while also adding in a variety of many different sounding keys. On the sound track the music goes into a heavier direction along with the vocals being mostly grim sounding black metal screams and the riffing is also very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition.
Elements of the first wave era can also be heard at times while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Raptus Spiritualis starts of the ep with an ambient track before Goatskullt takes over and also remains very raw to the raw and old school style of black metal that he has established on previous releases. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover the dark side of Finnish folklore.
In my opinion this is a review great sounding collaboration between Raptus Spiritualis and Goatskullt and if you are a fan of ambient, ritualistic, raw and old school black metal, you should check out the ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "(Minussa Virtaa) PimentolanRaivo" and "Kivutar Nousee". 8 out of 10.