Vakaren - Infernum - Reviewed by OccultBlackMetalZine ! Check it out here at this link: https://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/08/vakareninfernum2022-full-length-review.html
Vakaren are an international band with members from Sweden t hat plays a very atmospheric, depressive and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2022 album "Infernum" which will be released in October.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album while also introducing keyboards onto the recording before going into a heavier direction. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams and clear singing can also b e heard at times.
The music also has its atmospheric moments while blat beats can also be heard briefly when the music finally speeds up. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also adding in a great amount of raw aggression as well as the vocals also going into a more deep yet grim direction on some tracks and most of the recording also sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction. fast tremolo picking can also be heard on the closing track.
Vakearen plays a style of black metal t hat is very atmospheric, depressive, raw and mid tempo sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism and Suicide themes.
In my opinion Vakaren are a very great sounding atmospheric, depressive and raw black metal and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Of What Horrors Await us All" "Apollyon Ascendant" "Spectres Of The Astral Plane" and "NecroHell". 8 out of 10. - OccultBlackMetalZine
Release Date: 10/28/22
FFO: Leviathan, Gaerea, Sanguine Relic
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.
Infernum marks the end of a trilogy of albums that Vakaren has been working on for nearly 6 years now. The album promises to be the most cohesive representation of Vakaren's sound. From the energetic and violent "Oh What Horrors Await Us All" to the horror driven dirge "The Antediluvian Reign" Vakaren proudly presents itself as an enigmatic and malevolent force in the Black Metal scene.
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