Hailing from the Serbian lands, Svartgren is a Raw Black Metal band that will be releasing its first full-length album in April, 2015 named “Prazan Grob”. I was lucky enough to be able to listen to this release already in order to share some of my thoughts about it with you. As stated by themselves, under the name of Svartgren, by death and fire united, the band works since 2005.
When I saw that Svartgren was recommended for fans of Satanic Warmaster and Horna, among many other interesting acts, I was even more excited, as both bands are among my personal favorites. And indeed the description was correct, what we have here is a strong release, filled with passion and anger, cold riffs and a malevolent atmosphere. The compositions are well-structured and varied. “Prazan Grob” is pure Black Metal the way it should be done, unforgiving, honest and aggressive. One more aspect that has caught my attention in a very positive way is that the band sings in their native language, always a plus, in my modest view. All in all, I highly recommend this album to anyone interested in Black Metal acts that have no compromise other than their musical integrity.
As for the production of “Prazan Grob”, the band surprised me once again. I was expecting something in the lo-fi field, but no, the album sounds great, clean, well-recorded and mixed. One more reason for you to check Svartgren’s début release, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the songs presented in their album.
I finish this article that is merely my thoughts on the release, by inviting you all to check Prazan Grob out as I sincerely believe that the band deserves more recognition and, if you enjoy their music, I urge you all, as I always do, to, please, support them any way that you are able to. These are the bands that are keeping the true spirit of the underground music alive. And that’s it, in my modest view, one hell of a work.
Until next time.
Album: Prazan Grob (2015)
Label: Hidden Marly Production
- Od Pakla
- Spremna Su Vesala
- Prazan Grob
- Svetlosti Tiha
- Ka Rubu Zaborava
Vuk – Guitars
Aleksandar – Guitars, Vocals
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/svartgren/
Official Homepage: http://www.svartgren.net/
All photos belong to their rightful owners.February 27, 2015