Odraedir are a band from the Chezch Replubic that plays a mixture of folk and melodic black/death metal and this is a review of their self released 2011 demo "Pagan Forest".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the folk instruments when t hey are utilized they bring a medieval pagan feeling to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic black/death metal with pagan/folk metal together to create a sound of their own as well as some thrash influences, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding pagan metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to add more elements of folk music to the recording.
Vocals range from grim sounding black metal screams to deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism, Mysticism, and Occultism, as for the production it has a very, dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Ordraedir are a very great sounding hybrid of melodic black/death and pagan/folk metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Dawn Of Oden's Horde" and "Mystic And Occult Practics". RECOMMENDED BUY.