Drakon are a band form Russia that plays a very aggressive and melodic form of pagan black metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Awakening" which was released by Soundage Productions.
A very fast and r aw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the vocals a re mostyl high pitched black metal screams as well as the riffs also adding in a lot of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while growls can also be heard in certain sections of the album. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with the music also having its atmospheric moments as well as the songs also adding in a good amount of old school influences and the whole recording also sticks to a heavier direction, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly on the closing song.
Drakon plays a style of black metal that is very raw, aggressive and melodic sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover the Spiritual Revival Of Man and their Motherland through the prism of worship of the Forces of Nature.
In my opinion Drakon are a very great sounding aggressive and melodic pagan black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In The Gloomy Feuding" "Above All" and "Embrace of Death". 8 out of 10.
Bandcamp - https://drakonblackmetal.bandcamp.com/