Vorkuta are a band from Hungary that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a very atmospheric and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Wandering Alone In The Forest Of Transcendence" which will be released in March as a joint effort between Deathlike Noise Productions and Metal or Die Records.
Ritualistic and nature orientated soundscapes start off the ep along with some atmospheric sounding synths a few seconds later while the first track is also an instrumental. On th e second track the music also goes into more of a heavier direction but also keeping the synths which where introduced on the beginning song.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction.
On this recording Vorkuta goes for more of an atmospheric black metal style as well as keeping true to their old school roots. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vorkuta and if you are a fan of atmospheric and old school black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Incarnations Churned To Charred Flesh". 8 out of 10.