Onkel Hryum are a band from Russia that plays folk metal with elements of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Ragnaroll".
Animal sounds starts off the album before adding in folk instruments and a heavier musical sound where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile death metal growls make their presence known on the recording and when the music speeds up a great amoiunt of blast beats can be heard.
When guitar solos and leads are added into the music they give the songs more of a melodic death metal feeling and the music also gets very symphonic at times and elements of black metal are also added into some of the songs and as the album progresses guitar solos and leads are also added into certain sections of the recording and there is also a brief use of clean playing and spoken word parts and the songs stick mostly to a mid paced musical direction.
Onkel Hryum creates a different style of folk metal going for more of a heavier approach that is very heavily influenced by black, death and thrash metal as well as being less melodic than most bands of the genre, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover folklore themes.
In my opinion Onkel Hryum are a very great sounding mixture of folk, black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Puzzle" "Achad" and "Come To The Forest With My Beauty". 8 out of 10.