Berserker are a band from Lithuania that plays a symphonic form of folk metal with some elements of melodic death and black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Dark Worlds Collide".
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album and starts evolving into more of a symphonic direction a few seconds later while also mixing in the epic atmosphere of a fantasy movie soundtrack and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction while also keeping around the atmospheric elements.
A great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing and female vocals are also a very huge part of the recording while the songs also bring in a decent amount of folk instruments and black metal screams can also be heard in some parts of the songs and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and spoken word parts can also be heard at times while one track brings in war samples while some songs also use death metal growls and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars as the album progresses.
Berserker plays a musical style that takes symphonic and folk metal and mixes it in with some black and death metal elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism and War themes.
In my opinion Berserker are a very great sounding symphonic folk metal band with some black and death metal elements and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dark Worlds Collide" "The Day Human Died" and "Viking Ship". 8 out of 10.