Vargrav are a solo project from Finland that plays an old school form of symphonic black metal and this is a review of his album "Netherstorm" which will be released in 2018 by Werewolf Records.
A very dark and symphonic sound starts off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs and after awhile grim black metal screams make their presence known while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark and melodic fashion along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats.
A great amount of dark sounding melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 90's symphonic style of the genre, when spoken word parts are used briefly they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and a great amount of tremolo picking can also be heard in the faster sections of the songs and the album closes with a cover of Emperor's "Ancient Queen".
Vargrav plays a style of symphonic black metal that goes back to the 90's era of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Vargrav are a very great sounding old school symphonic black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Netherstorm" "Ethereal Visions Od A MOnumental" and "The Glory Of Eternal Night". 8 out of 10.