Han are a band from Switzerland that plays a very old school, raw, melodic and Finnish influenced form of black metal and this is a review of their album "Breathing the Void" which will be released in 2021 by Northern Silence Productions.
An acoustic guitar intro starts off the album along with some voices being added in the background briefly 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 riffs also add in a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also being very heavily influenced by both the Finnish and 90's styles.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling when they are utilized as well as the closing track also being very long and epic in length. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, blasphemy and hatred themes.
In my opinion Han are a very great sounding melodic, old school and raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Breathing The Void" "Goatman" and "Salvation". 8 out of 10.