Heather Wasteland are an international project that has been featured before in this zine and plays a pagan form of folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 maxi single "Tre Sverd" which also contains 4 different versions of the same track.
Nature orientated soundscapes and battle sounds start off the single before adding some folk instruments onto the recording which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly done in a clean style.
Spoken word parts recorded by Mortiis can also be heard briefly while the re-mixed version of the song also captures the atmosphere of a fantasy movie or television show soundtrack along with some elements of electronic music. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly as well as one version being an acoustic version in Russian and they close the maxi single with an instrumental version of the same song.
On this recording Heather Wasteland expands on their pagan/folk metal style by adding in vocals and also doing 4 different versions of the same track. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Heather Wasteland and if you are a fan of pagan and folk metal, you should check out this maxi single. 8 out of 10.