Ukraine's Khors has returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of pagan black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 album "Where The World Acquires Eternity" which will be released in September by Ashen Dominion.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the riffs also use a great amount of melody as well as the synths also giving the songs more of an atmospheric feeling when they are utilized.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Programmed beats can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with a great portion of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with a couple of tracks also introducing clean playing and acoustic guitars onto the album as well as one track also introducing whispered vocals and stringed instruments on the album, some songs also add in a small amount of clean pagan singing. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the Renaissance Of Ukrainian Culture that took place in the 1930's.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Khors and if you are a fan of atmospheric pagan black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blissforsaken" "and Life Shall Harvest One's Past" and "Beneath the Keen Edge of Time". 8 out of 10.