Spain's Incursed have returned with a new recording which continues the pagan, viking and folk metal mixture of previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "The Slavic Covenant".
Spoken word parts and folk instruments start off the ep along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later while the vocals bring in high pitched black metal screams as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and death metal growls are also used at times.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while back up shouts and clean pagan vocals are also utilized at times along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as some prog rock elements also being used briefly and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, acoustic guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording and keyboards are also utilized at times and they close the ep with a cover of A-ha's "Take On Me".
Incursed creates another recording that remains true to the pagan, and viking style of folk metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover battle, war, Paganism and nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Incursed and if you are a fan of pagan, viking and folk metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Slavic Covenant" and "Wild". 8 out of 10.