Arkveid are a band from Russia that plays an atmospheric mixture of black, doom and folk metal and this is a review of their self titled 2018 album which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
Fire burning starts off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds alter which also gives the recording more of a folk music feeling while stringed instruments and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and keyboards can also be heard in some parts of the song.
The song is almost 40 minutes in length while the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion when they are utilized and after awhile grim black metal screams start to make their presence known along with the slow heavy riffs bringing in elements of doom metal as well as some clean vocals also being used at times and some of the riffing also brings in a small amount of tremolo picking. and whispers can also be heard briefly and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Arkveid plays a musical style that takes black, doom and folk metal and mixes them together to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism themes.
In my opinion Arkveid are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of black, doom and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. 8 out of 10.