From The Vastland are a solo project originally from Iran but now located in Norway that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of his 2015 "Blackhearts" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions, Hexenreich Records and Shpera Noctis Records.
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the ep before getting heavier along with some grim black metal screams and after awhile the music goes into a very fast and raw direction along with a great amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear spoken word parts at times and most of the tracks are long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they are very melodic and exotic sounding and one track also brings in a brief use of clean playing while keyboards are brought into the closing song.
From The Vastland plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic and also brings in some influences from his home country to create a style of his own, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover Zoroastrianism, Persian and Mesopotemian Mythology.
In my opinion From The Vastland are a very raw and melodic style of black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Blackhearts". 8 out of 10.