Heid are a band from Spain that plays a pagan form of black/death metal with elements of folk music and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "Voces De La Tierra Dormida".
The music starts out in a heavy direction along with some epic pagan atmosphere being mixed in as well as a great amount of medieval melodies and grim vocals that combine black and death metal, and in the faster sections you can also hear a good amount of blast beats and in the slower sections you can hear some powerful sounding bass guitars.
The folk instruments and acoustic guitars on the album do not over power the music with the band really focusing on a more black/death metal sound while the folk metal sound is still a very strong part of the recording, in some of the riffing you can hear a great amount of thrash influences and the guitar leads and solos are very melodic sounding when they are utilized and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and on the last track emlodic pagan chanting is added into the song.
Heid bring a great amount of death metal into their melodic pagan/folk metal sound while also keeping around the black metal elements that are a huge part of their sound along with a very powerful and professional sounding production, and the lyrics are written in Basque and cover Paganism themes.
In my opinion Heid are a very great sounding mixture of black, pagan, death and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Habra Paz" and "la Mana Negra". 8 out of 10.