Mørkt Tre are a band from Ukraine that plays a very atmospheric and folk influenced form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Земля забута богом і людьми" which was released by Darker Than Black Records.
Folk instruments and tribal style percussion starts off the album along with some pagan style female vocals before going into a heavier musical direction. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. 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.
When synths are utilized they also give the songs more of an atmospheric feeling along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast pasts. The guitar solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style as well as a great portion of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
Acoustic guitars and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some tracks also add in clean male pagan vocals, as the album progresses spoken word parts can also be heard briefly as well as the folk music elements also mixing into the heavier sections of the music. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nature and paganism themes.
In my opinion Mørkt Tre are a very great sounding folk influenced atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Жертовна кров" and "Той, що прародитель". 8/5 out of 10.