Kolotun are a band from Latvia that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "No One Wil Reign Forever".
Dark yet heavy riffing starts off the ep while a great amount of blast beats can also be heard when the music speeds up. Vocals start out in an angry shouting style while keyboards can also be heard in the background briefly and also gives the music more of an atmospheric feeling and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Black metal screams are also utilized at times while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Spoken word samples can also be heard briefly while the guitar leads are also done in a very melodic style when they are utilized along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and when tremolo picking is utilized briefly it also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Kolotun plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric sounding as well as having a vocal approach that is very different to the genre. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nature and life themes.
In my opinion Kolotun are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Cognition". 8 out of 10.