Forsmán are a band from Iceland that plays a very melodic and melancholic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Dönsum i Logans Ljóma" which will be released in April by Van Records.
Apocalyptic soundscapes start off the ep before going into a heavier musical direction while the vocals are done in more of a deep black metal style. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized as well as the music also having its dissonant and melancholic moments, a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Forsmán plays a style of black metal that is very melodic, melancholic and dissonant sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Icelandic and cover dark and melancholic themes.
In my opinion Forsmán are a very great sounding melodic, melancholic and dissonant black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Falsgod" and "Hanfarir". 8 out of 10.