Genfaerd are a band from Denmark that plays a very raw, melodic and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Blodhaeven",
A very fast and raw sound starts off the starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched sounding black metal screams while the music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences and the riffs also add in a great amount of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them as well as a couple of later tracks also adding in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Genfaerd plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic, old school and traditional sounding. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Danish and cover revenge, betrayal, strife and upheaval of life themes.
In my opinion Genfaerd are a very great sounding raw, melodic and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Splittelse" "Varslet" "Det Gra Ridge" and "Hedengang". 8 out of 10.