Boreal Hymn are a band from Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays a mixture of pagan and folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 demo "Tundra".
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the demo while clean pagan vocals can also be heard at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also add in a great amount of melody along with some grim black metal screams and death metal g rowls also being added into some parts of the songs.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the acoustic guitars and folk instruments are also added into some parts of the recording. All of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced direction as well as adding in some elements of goth and traditional metal and one track also adds in some female vocals and as the demo progresses the music also gets more ritualistic sounding, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Boreal Hymn plays a musical style that takes pagan and folk metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover long forgotten ancient wisdom.
In my opinion Boreal Hymn are a very great sounding mixture of pagan and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Labrynthian Graves" and "Defiance Against The Breath Of Gods'. 8 out of 10.