Fafnir are a solo project from France that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his self released single "Apex Predator".
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the track which is also 7 minutes in length while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. The song also brings in a great amount of 90's and early 2000's influences while the faster sections of the track also add in a a lot of programmed blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the song more of a raw feeling while the track also adds in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with some clean playing also being utilized briefly as well as some of the programmed beats also adding in a touch of industrial.
On this track Fafnir plays a style of black metal that is very raw and violent sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Murder and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Fafnir are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this single. 8 out of 10.