SKOGEN ''Vittra'' (09.09.2010)

Frostscald Records - 2009 - Sweden

Swedish black metal band Skogen's first album, "Vittra" has many athmospheric elements. There is cold northern wind in the songs. I don't know why, but I could feel icebergs. They are inspired from the nature while writing songs. There is a influence in both lyrics and pictures. And album cover consists of dead trees, just like athmospheric black metal, and all the black metal bands use this.

In the songs, acoustic guitars are used well, some parts felt like folk black metal. The parts that they used both keyboard and clean guitars make the songs more gloomy. But I didn't like that songs get harder suddenly, there could be some trans riffs between these parts. Sound and vocals are fitting the athmospheric black metal. Songs are generally instrumental, sometimes they use clean vocals to deepen the athmosphere. And end of the some songs, they used some effects from the nature, wind, rain, burning wood etc. My favourite song is "Skuggoma Kallar". All songs are in their languages, but you can feel what they talk about.

If you look for cold, gloomy things and things that can make you stroll around the abandoned places, I can suggest you this bringer of north winds album, you won't regret it.


Author: Aguarest


ZLOSLUT ''Sahar''   ABYSSIC ''High the Memory''   DOOMBRINGER ''Walpurgis Fires''   AD PATRES ''A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments''   ATAPASKAN ''Dying''   GRAFVITNIR ''Venenum Scorpions''   BLOOD FEAST ''Chopped ,Sliced and Diced''   BLEEDING UTOPIA ''Where The Light Comes to Die''   AEMPYREAN ''Fireborn''   OPIATE ''Havok Anthems''   RAVENOUS DEATH ''Chapters of the Evil Transition''   TELEPORT ''The Expansion''   EXILE ''Unveiling Insanity''   CHAOSHORDE ''Hordes Arising''   DUNKELNACHT ''Empires of Mediocracy''   ALTAR OF PERVERSION '' Intra Naos''   BLACK OMEN ''Darkness Is My Essence''    CURSE UPON A PRAYER ''The Three Woes''   ABHOR ''Occulta Religio''   WAN ''Gammal Ar Aldast''   DEAD HEAD ''The Feast Begins At Dawn'' (Re-release)  


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