Synkvervet are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of symphonic black and neo folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep 'Forgotten Memories".
Melodic male and female chanting starts off the ep before adding in a heavier sound that also utilizes folk music elements, black metal screams and clean singing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Operatic male vocals can be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some death metal growls being utilized at times and the keyboards add symphonic elements onto the recording and the solos and leads the band uses add a touch of melodic death metal onto the recording.
Synkervet creates another recording t hat takes a symphonic style of black metal and mixes it in with pagan folk music to create an ep that is very heavy but still full of emotion, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Nordic paganism, Mythology, Folklore, Mysticism and Nature.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Synkervet and if you are a fan of folk and symphonic black metal, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Loneliness Of A Heartbeat". 8 out of 10.