Poccolus where a band from Lithuania that plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled 1996 album which will be re-issued on May 29, 2020 by Inferna Profundus Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the keyboards also gives the music more of an atmospheric feeling. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly tormented sounding black metal screams and a great portion of the songs are very long and epic in length.
Spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. When acoustic guitars are utilized they also add in touches of folk music along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a small amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the album more of a raw feeling.
Clean pagan vocals can also be heard at times along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them, when guitar solos and leads are finally added onto the recording they are also done in a very melodic style and some tracks also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Lithuanian and cover Baltic Paganism and Mythology themes.
In my opinion Poccolus where a very great sounding pagan black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vikolakiai" "Begeyte Pecolle" and "Kirsk, Medeine, Kirsk". 8 out of 10.