Svlvatica are a band from Denmark that plays a very melodic form of blackened pagan/death metal with elements of folk music and this is a review of their 2014 album "Evil Seeds" which was released by Gateway Music.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some synths that use a variety of many different sounding keys as well as adding symphonic elements into the bands musical sound and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some melodic guitar leads which end up becoming a very powerful part on the later songs of the album and blast beats which leads up to some death metal growls.
The music is very close to a melodic pagan/death metal sound on this album along with some traces of black metal and the acoustic guitars when they are added into the music bring s in folk music elements and in the heavier sections of the recording there is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
In certain sections of the recording you can hear a small amount of high pitched screams being utilized in the background and they add a more black metal feeling to the recording and some of the later fast parts show some elements of raw black metal being added in their music along with more acoustic guitars being added in on later songs while the main focus is on a more heavy and melodic death metal sound and they also bring in a good amount of thrash metal influenced guitar riffing and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them.
Svlvatica create a very heavy and blackened pagan form of death metal with their music bringing in a perfect balance between brutality and melody as well as adding in some folk and thrash metal influences into their musical sound to create a very interesting sounding album, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism, Luciferian, and dark themes.
In my opinion Sylvatica are a very great sounding pagan/blackened death metal band an d if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lost" "Evil Seeds" "God Of the Gallows" and "Sect Of Sleep". 8 out of 10.