Vetten Aparat are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine plays a fantasy form of folk/pagan metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Synti Talven Kyynelista" which was released by Inverse Records.
Spoken word parts start off the album along with some acoustic guitars and synths a feel seconds later that also takes the recording more more of a folk music direction while the chants give the songs more of a fantasy movie feeling which also leads up to a heavier musical direction which they mix in with the folk elements.
Blast beats can be heard quite a bit during the faster sections of the songs and the vocals start out by using death metal growls and symphonic elements can also be heard in the music quite a bit throughout the recording and clean signing pagan vocals are also used a lot on the tracks and the recording also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while black metal screams are also used at times.
Spoken words also return at times and the folk elements also gives the songs more of a medieval feeling and the riffs also use a great amount of melody while elements of thrash can also be heard in some of the riffing and they also bring in a an instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in even more of a melodic style to the recording and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of male and female choir vocals.
Vetten Aparat plays a style of pagan/folk metal on this recording that is very epic and melodic while also mixing in the heaviness of black and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics have a concept that deal with fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Veten Aparat and if you are a fan of folk/pagan metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Exile" "Winters Darkness" "Swords Dance" and "Ice made new Kingdom". 8 out of 10.