Hrafnblod are a band from England that plays heathen black/pagan metal and this is a review of their 2012 ep "Mid Weorde Standan" which was released by Woodfreca Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced pagan metal riffs that are heavily influenced by black metal with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean and soft playing, while the lead guitars when utilized are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from pagan growls to high pitched black metal screams as well as a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover English Paganism and Heathenism, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound.
In my opinion Hrafnblod are a very great sounding Heathen metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Awakening" and "Shores Of The Dead". RECOMMENDED BUY.