Kentucky's solo project Skorbvstr has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a raw and lo-fi style of black metal and this is a review of his 2021 demo "Akkurat min kopp te" which was released by Snow Wolf Records.
Distorted soundscapes start off the demo before adding in heavier riffing while the music also captures a very lo-fi atmosphere. A couple of the songs are also very long and epic in length along with the vocals being mostly tortured yet high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the tracks more of a raw feeling while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with all of the drum beats also being programmed as well as one of the tracks also being a noise orientated instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on later songs.
On this recording Skorbvstr remains true to the raw and lo-fi style of black metal that he has established on previous releases. The production sounds very dark and raw while the song titles are written in Norwegian and the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Skorbvstr and if you are a fan of raw and lo-fi black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "null" and "ekte black metal er for mainstream". 8 out of 10.