Saturday, 8 March 2014
Hovf Vargtid a classic that really delivers!
Hovf is a one man band from Sweden Ale,
the bands sound mix between folk and black metal, kinda like the early days,
the demo of Vargtid is a raw dark performance, the first track named
Satans dimma which is the opening score, the track has some really interesting vibes,
the drums and all guitar production reminds of what Varg vikarnes called necrosound, or corpse sound, the early beautiful days when black metal was about feel not about how fast you play... The song kinda stays in the same mid tempo, the vocals are harsh and powerful!,
perfect start, as we move over to the next track called Dold I dimma, the track still has the old school norwegian black metal feel, like a slow version of Mayhem Deathcrush, it marches on with steady pulse, still kinda has a nice soft beat to it, but there are very clear hovf is also very influenced by folk metal, you can still hear the classic folk metal melodies, or mabye its viking theme, I am not sure, but damn this is good stuff.
moving over to the last track slowly. The tittle track Vargtid, a mid tempo song that has some really erie feel to it agressive drums, the guitars are tremlo picked for the most,
the beat is classic thrash beat that kicks the songs pulse up, and still we have the more calm parts of each track and this song, the double bass drumming is very simple,, as if it was some old burzum tune playing right now, I think Hovf is on its way to make it into the top shelf of my albums, and in many other stores, I think there should be more like this indeed hovf has really shown that there is more to his side then what meets the ears...
if you're a fan of the old days of black metal then you should check out Hovf!
Vargtid was recorded Februari 2014 in studio Hovf, most likely his own..
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