Donarhall are a solo project from Germany that plays an instrumental and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Helvegr" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination and Black Metal Propaganda Deutschland.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with a couple of tracks also introducing acoustic guitars onto the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Donarhall plays a style of black emtal that is very aggressive, melodic and atmospheric sounding without ever using any vocals or song lyrics and the production sounds very professional.
In my opinion Donarhall are a very great sounding instrumental and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Byrdh" "Heimr" and "Liflat". 8 out of 10.