Vonlaus are a band from Iceland that plays a depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2018 demo which was re-issued in 2020 by Mystiskaos.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the demo while the vocals are mostly high pitched yet depressive black metal screams. the riffs also add in some melodies along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo style while all of the tracks also sound very different from each other along with the music also bringing in more of a modern style and always sticking to a heavier direction as well as speeding up briefly on the closing track also adding in a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling, clean vocals can salon be heard briefly.
Vonlaus plays a style of depressive black metal that is very heavy and mid tempo sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Icelandic and cover depressive themes.
In my opinion Vonlaus are a very great sounding depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Mein". 8 out of 10.