Synkvervet are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of symphonic black and pagan/folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Mistborn" which will be released at the end of May.
Rain sounds start off the album along with some keyboards and symphonic elements a few seconds alter as well as some drum beats which also leads up to a heavier direction along with some operatic female vocals as well as adding in growls and grim black metal screams and they also mix the heavy and symphonic styles together.
Clean male vocals a re also used at times while both the riffs and solos also use a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and grim spoken words are also used briefly and as the album progresses folk elements and a more pagan atmosphere a re added onto the recording and some of the fast riffing also uses a great amount of tremolo picking.
Synkvervet creates another recording that remains true to the symphonic style of pagan/black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Nordic Paganism, Mythology, Folklore, Mysticism and Nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Synkvervet and if you are a fan of pagan and symphonic black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anthems To The North" "Through The Eyes Of The Demon" "Alone In Eternity" and "I Den Svarte Solens Rik". 8 out of 10.