Cnoc An Tursa are a band from Scotland that plays a very melodic, atmospheric, raw and primitive form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Giants Of Auld" which will be released by Candlelight Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric and folk music sound to the recording with some flutes being utilized on the last song, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast pagan/black metal riffs that are mostly melodic but utilize some raw and primitive elements as well as some folk music sounding melodies, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding pagan/black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Scottish Paganism and Folklore, as for the production it has a very strong, heavy and powerful sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Cnoc An Tursa are a very great sounding atmospheric, melodic, raw and primitive sounding pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Lion Of Scotland" "Ettrick Forest In November" "In Shadowland" and "Culloden Moor". RECOMMENDED BUY.