Lifvsleda are a band from Sweden that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Det Besegrade Lifvet" which will be released in September as a joint effort between Shadow and Regain Records.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album along with some grim black metal screams. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies are also added in some of the guitar riffing along with one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording as well a couple of songs also adding a brief use of melodic yet chaotic sounding guitar leads onto the album and spoken word parts and synths can also be heard briefly towards the end.
On this recording Lifvsleda remains true to the raw and old school style of black metal that was established ob their previous release. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover death and pestilence themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lifvsleda and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Fjarran Jord Begrafvid" "Afvgrundsande" and "Vederkvickelse". 8 out of 10.