Djevel are a band from Norway that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a Norwegian style of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Tanker Som Rir Natten" which will be released in May by Aftermath Music.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them. Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some melodic vocals also being utilized on a few songs and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
Grim sounding black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording while the music is also very heavily rooted in the second wave Norwegian tradition. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style and clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the songs also adding in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some acoustic guitars also being added on some of the tracks, synths can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses an instrumental can also be heard before returning back to a heavier direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover Satanism, Death and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Djevel and if you are a fan of Norwegian black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maanen skal være mine øine, den skinnende stierne mine ben, og her skal jeg vandre til evig tid" and "Vinger som tok oss over en brennende himmel, vinger som tok oss hjem. 8 out of 10.