Urarv are a band from Norway that plays an avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Argentum" which will be released in June by Svart Records.
Ethnic instruments and ritualistic voices start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also adding in a great amount of avant garde structures and when clean playing is utilized it gives the music more of a progressive feeling and as the album progresses a small amount of clear vocals can also be heard.
Urarv plays a style of Norwegian avant garde black metal that they take into a more modern direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover esoteric and emotional themes.
In my opinion Urarv are a very great sounding avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kracketjott" and "Sannhet". 8 out of 10.