Naarkas are a duo from Denmark that plays a raw mixture of black metal and crust punk and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Slangen" which was released by Strange Aeons Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the ep before going into a heavier crust punk direction while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with some dark sounding melodies also being added into some of the guitar riffing.
At times the songs also get very raw sounding while tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard briefly when the music speeds up along with one track also adding in a brief use of spoken word samples as well as most of the music also sticking mostly to a mid tempo direction and keyboards can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Naarkas plays a musical style that takes raw black metal and mixes it with crust punk to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Danish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Naarkas are a very great sounding raw mixture of black metal and crust punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE 'Frossen jord" and "Slangen". 8 out of 10.