Finland's duo Havakruunu have returned with a new recording which continues the pagan black metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 album "Uinos Syomein Sota" which will be released in August by Naturmacht Productions.
Clean pagan vocals start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and grim yet high pitched black metal screams are also a very huge parts of the recording.
The songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody as well as one track also introducing battle sounds.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard on a good amount of tracks along with some of the songs also being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses the riffing also starts mixing in elements of traditional metal, synths can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover Paganism, Inner Turmoil, Woe and Worry Of Life.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Havukruunu and if you are a fan of pagan black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Uinuos syomen sota" "Pohjolan tytar" and "Tahti-yo ja hevoiset". 8 out of 10.