REM is a solo project accompanied by session musicians that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording goes for more of a mid tempo style of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2020 album "Berek".
Dark, melodic yet heavy riffing starts off the album while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. All of the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams as well as being done by different singers throughout the recording along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Most of the music also sticks to mostly a slow or mid tempo direction while one track also introduces clean vocals onto the recording. The songs also add in a decent amount of 90's influences as well as keeping it modern at the same time along with some touches of doom metal in the slower sections of the tracks. Whispered vocals can also be heard briefly and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and a couple if later tracks also adds in a brief use of banjo's and nature sounds.
On this recording REM brings in more of a slow or mid tempo style of black metal that still captures some of the rawness of the previous recording. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Hungarian and cover traditions from Hungary.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from REM and if you are a fan of mid tempo black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dereng" "Avar" "Meder" and "Zala". 8 out of 10.