Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vidharr/Cryo/Maa Productions/2013 CD Review


  Vidharr  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  grim,  raw  and  primitive  form  of  black'n'roll  orientated  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Cryo"  which  was  released  by  Maa  Productions.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  only  a  small  amount  of   fast  playing  and  blast  beats  being  present on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording,  as  for  the  sound  effects which  are  only  used  briefly  they  bring  a  very  dark  and  avant  garde  sound  to  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow, mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  at  times  along  with  some  doom  metal  and  black'n'roll  influences,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  add  some  progressive  elements  to  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  as  well  as  some  deep  growls  in  addition  there  are  some  clean  singing  female  vocals  being  used  on  a  couple  of  songs  along  with  sludge  style  screaming  being  used  on  the  cover  tune,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  as  for t he  production  it  has  a  very  heavy,  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on t his  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Vidharr  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  black'n'roll  and  traditional black  metal  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  this  musical  genre,  you should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Void"  "Cryo"  and  "Blank"  which  is  an  Eyehategod  cover.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

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