Vakaren (Sweden/USA) - The Personification Of Time & Dust - Reviewed By Occultblackmetalzine ! check it out here at this link: https://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/vakarenthe-personification-of-time.html
Väkären are an international band with members from Sweden and the United States that plays a very raw, atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2021 single "The Personification Of Time & Dust".
Melodic riffing starts off the single while the vocals are mostly high pitched yet depressive black metal screams. Growls can also be heard at times along with the faster sections of the second track also adding in a small amount of blast b eats and most of t he music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction.
Väkären plays a style of black metal that is very raw, depressive ant atmospheric sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Väkären are a very great sounding raw, depressive and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a f an of this musical genre, you should check out this single. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Personification Of Time & Dust". 8 out of 10. - Occultblackmetalzine
Release Date: 10/31/21
FFO: Watain, Leviathan, Sanguine Relic
Short Bio: Vakaren began as a raw/depressive Black Metal project from a town not far from Stockholm, Sweden. The project's influences range from Black Metal projects such as Beketh Nexehmu to Post-Punk projects like She Past Away. The band released its first demo in early 2017 which was later followed by the release of the band's first full-length Aeternum, released by Les Fleurs Du Mal Productions. Aeternum paved the way for the band's current sound. Aggressive, violent, and atmospheric are words that have been commonly used to describe Vakaren's sound and visuals.
Ethereal was released on July 28th, 2021 by Witch Cult Records after a slew of EPs and demos released by the band. The band's second full-length drove Vakaren's iconic sound into new soundscapes and incorporated a wide variety of genres into their sound, ranging from Electronic to Death Metal. The underground success of Ethereal gave credence to Vakaren's unique and sometimes progressive approach to a genre saturated with trend followers and copycats.
Currently, Vakaren is working on finalizing the recording of what will be their third full-length album. During the recording process "The Personification Of Time & Dust" (Single) was released to the world to showcase the band's latest sound.
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