Romuvos are a solo project from Lithuania that has been featured before in this zine and plays an epic form of folk/pagan metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Infront Of Destiny" which was released by No Colours Records.
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some synths a few seconds later before adding in pagan chanting and acoustic guitars which also gives the music more of a medieval feeling and other folk instruments can be heard throughout the recording and it also mixes in with the heavier side of the music.
At times the music can be very atmospheric and clean singing pagan vocals are also a very huge part of the recording and the music also alternates between both folk and metal parts and when solos and leads they are done in a very melodic fashion while some of the drums bring a tribal and shamanistic atmosphere to the music.
A great amount of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear the influence of black metal in the guitar riffing and as the album a brief use of whispers can be heard and when synths are finally utilized they give the music more of an epic feeling and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Romuvos remains true to the pagan/folk metal sound of previous recordings while also mixing in some black metal influences in the guitar riffing to create a very heavy, epic and melodic recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism, Lithuanian Traditions and Medieval Times.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Romuvos and if you are a fan of pagan and folk metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infront Of Destiny We Shall Face Our Death" "Our Spirits Pass Through The underworld" "The Return Back Home" and "Let thy Gods Sing Your Glory hymn". 8/5 out of 10.