Viter are a band from Ukraine that has had their current album reviewed in this zine recently with their musical style on this recording being atmospheric folk metal with black metal elements and this is a review of their 2010 album "Dzherelo" which was released by Casus Belli Musica.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats as well as a brief use of tribal style drumming, while the keyboards and folk instruments bring a very dark, atmospheric, epic and medieval pagan sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they h ave a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced folk metal riffs that also include some dark sounding pagan melodies and a good amount of black metal influences being thrown into the riffing as well as some soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very atmospheric pagan/folk metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all clean singing folk/pagan metal vocals, while the lyrics are written in Ukrainian and cover Slavic Paganism and Folklore, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this was a great recording from Viter and if you are a fan of atmospheric folk metal with a black metal edge, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Krov Tikae" and "Vydrizh". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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