Vanagandr – Demo 1 (2021)

Vanagandr
Release date: May 2021
Label: Independent

A new Black Metal band of two maniacs and this being the bands first it caught my ear and I like the concept behind this as well as it leans towards werewolves.

Five tracks on here and the intro The Call is this haunting slow number with hellish screams in the background and sets the mood for this, Grim of Werewolf opens up with some howls and then the vocals sink in and they are some torturous yells that really add a delight to this, the music isn’t your typical high speed bashing shit this is slow but it works as its dark and catchy.

Things speed up on Lycanthropic Black Metal and I like the guitar tone the band delivers on here with some gripping riffs this shows another side of the band, the chaos is there and some interesting breaks on here as well and it continues on Hymn to the Black Wolf but here it sounds even more heavier as it swirls all the way through with no breaks to slow it down, good shit!

To the closer Sorcery in the Fullmoon Night and with this catchy hook of a riff this one is a topper, even with the raw production this really does kick your ass, a break comes in later that even gives more character to the track as it burst out again towards the end which brought this to a delightful end.

This might not be for everybody but I really suggest you give it a listen, the band just put out their debut and most these tracks are on it so I’m going to look into that cause I really enjoyed this.

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