Belarus's solo project Pa Vesh En has returned with a new recording which continues the raw style of ambient black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his 2019 album "Pyrefication" which will be released in August by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction which also mixes in ambient style synths in with the heavy parts. Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams that are kind of mixed down low in the mix and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and depressive style while the music also evokes a very lo-fi atmosphere. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling as well as some clean vocals also being used briefly.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced ad fast parts along with some of the riffing also adding in a small amount of dark sounding melodies, one track also introduces a brief use of throat singing and whispers onto the recording and as the album progresses field recording can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover necromancy, darkness and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Pa Vesh En and if you are a fan of raw and lo-fi ambient black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wastelands of Plagues" "Grotesque Abomination" and "Pyre Of The Forgotten". 8 out of 10.