Drengskapur are a band from Germany that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Was der Morast verschlang".
An acoustic guitar intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while acoustic guitars also make a return on some of the tracks. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the music also adding in a decent amount of 90's influences.
Some tracks also adds in some clean playing which also gives the music more of a medieval atmosphere and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard along with a later track is also all acoustic and introduces melodic chants onto the recording. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover Paganism and Nature themes and the closing track is written in English.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Drengskapur and if you are a fan of pagan black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mit kalten Fangen" and "Where Ancient lords gather".8out of 10.