Vreid are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very progressive and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Solverv" which was released by Indie Recordings.
A very dark and melodic black metal sound starts off the album along with some drum beats and blast beats can be heard at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the music speeds up and adds in grim screams along with a more raw style of the genre.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when synths are utilized they give the songs more of an atmospheric feeling and the solos and leads bring in more of a hard rock/heavy metal style to the songs while still having melodic black metal elements to them and a great portion of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses elements of thrash can be heard while a later track brings in a brief use of regular singing which also gives the music more of a pagan metal feeling and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Vreid creates another album that remains true to the modern Norwegian black metal sound while also adding int more melody and progressive elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover ancestral Nordic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vreid and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Haust" "Geitskadl" and "Fridom Med Daudens Klang". 8 out of 10.