Vetten Aparat are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine plays a fantasy form of folk/pagan metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Synti Talven Kyynelista" which was released by Inverse Records.
Spoken word parts start off the album along with some acoustic guitars and synths a feel seconds later that also takes the recording more more of a folk music direction while the chants give the songs more of a fantasy movie feeling which also leads up to a heavier musical direction which they mix in with the folk elements.
Blast beats can be heard quite a bit during the faster sections of the songs and the vocals start out by using death metal growls and symphonic elements can also be heard in the music quite a bit throughout the recording and clean signing pagan vocals are also used a lot on the tracks and the recording also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while black metal screams are also used at times.
Spoken words also return at times and the folk elements also gives the songs more of a medieval feeling and the riffs also use a great amount of melody while elements of thrash can also be heard in some of the riffing and they also bring in a an instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in even more of a melodic style to the recording and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of male and female choir vocals.
Vetten Aparat plays a style of pagan/folk metal on this recording t hat is very epic and melodic while also mixing in the heaviness of black and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics have a concept that deal with fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Veten Aparat and if you are a fan of folk/pagan metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Exile" "Winters Darkness" "Swords Dance" and "Ice made new Kingdom". 8 out of 10.