IceThurS are a band from Russia that plays pagan/folk metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Unlocked Door" which was released by Bud Metal Records.
Melodic guitar riffs and folk instruments start off the album as well as going into a heavier direction and after awhile grim screams a re added onto the recording and they also bring in an influence of black metal into the music while death metal influences and back up chants can be heard at times.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and female vocals are also used in some parts of the songs and when guitar leads a re utilized they are done in a very melodic style and when synths a re utilized they bring in touches of electronic music and as the album progresses thrash influences along with some blast beats are added onto some of the tracks and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
IceThurS plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in pagan/folk metal while also mixing in the heaviness of black and melodic death metal along with a touch of thrash to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Russian and English and cover Nature, Norse and Slavic Paganism themes.
In my opinion IceThurS are a very great sounding folk metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gift" "Loki" "War" and "Vengeance Of Veles". 8 out of 10.