Stojar are a band from Russia that plays a pagan form of folk metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "At Twilight Of Battle s By The Hammer Of Thunderstorms" which was released by Stygian Crypt Productions.
Folk music instruments start off the album giving the songs more of a pagan feeling and they also mix in with the heavier guitars while keyboards can also be heard at times and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and female vocals along with black metal screams are a very huge part of the recording.
Nature sounds can also be heard briefly while the music also gets very symphonic at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody.
Stojar plays a style of pagan/folk metal that can be symphonic at times while also mixing in elements of black metal which also gives the music a heavier edge, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover Slavonic Paganism and Patroitism themes.
In my opinion Stojar are a very great sounding pagan/folk metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Molotom groz v sumerki" "Na styage plammenoy zari" and "Pamyati Slava". 8 out of 10.