Vermilia is a solo artist from Finland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric form of pagan black metal and this is a review oh her self released 2020 ep "Keskeneraisia tarinoita(Unfinished Stories)".
Dark sounding synths start off the ep and also use a variety of many different sounding keys while the acoustic guitars also bring in elements of folk music when they are utilized. Clean vocals are also added into some parts of the recording as well as some stringed instruments also being used briefly.
The heavier riffs also use a decent amount of melody while a couple of the songs are also very long and epic in length. Grim black metal screams are also utilized at times along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a decent amount of blast beats as well as the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments and when tremolo picking is utilized briefly it also gives the recording more of a raw feeling. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover Nature and Paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vermilia and if you are a fan of atmospheric pagan black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Taivas Hiljaa Huutaa" and "Pimea Polku". 8 out of 10.