This is another review of a recording from Incursed which is also in the pagan, viking and folk metal style and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Amalur".
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the album along with some folk instruments a few seconds later and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the music while the grim vocals add in a touch of black metal along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos are utilized they are utilized they bring in a very melodic style while the vocals also bring in death metal growls along with some screams clean pagan singing as well as some back up shouts , when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while keyboards when they are brought into the music also add in a touch of prog rock along with acoustic guitars also being added into certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of female vocals can be heard.
On this recording Incursed bring in more of a melodic style of viking, pagan and fol metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover battles, war, Paganism and nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Incursed and if you are a fan of viking, pagan and folk metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cry Havok" "The Awakening" "A Crownless King" and "Brothers In Arms". 8 out of 10.