Kjeld are a band from the Netherlands that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very ferocious and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their album "Ofstan" which will be released in 2021 by Heidens Hart Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and fast parts. Atmospheric elements are also mixed in the heavier sections of the music while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Melodies can also be heard in some of t he guitar riffing while the songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some synths also being added into certain sections of the recording and chants can also be heard briefly.
Growling vocals can also be heard briefly along with the music also taking some old school influences and mixing them in with the more modern era as well as one track also adding in a brief use of psychedelic sounds as well as one of the tracks also introducing spoken word parts onto the album and as the recording progresses a brief use of clean vocals can also be heard, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Frisian and cover nature, myths, sagas and the darkness of man.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kjeld and if you are a fan of ferocious and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Betsjoend" "Ofstan""Falske Doop" and "Konfrontaasje". 8 out of 10.