Qwalen are a band from Finland that plays a very aggressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Unohdan sinut" which will be released in February by Time To Kill Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing and the music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences but keeps it modern at the same time.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. One of the tracks also adds in a brief use of growls along with some of the riffing also adding in some touches of black'n'roll and the whole album also sticks to a heavier direction.
Qwalen plays a style of black metal that is very fast, raw and aggressive sounding. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover self portrayal themes.
In my opinion Qwalen are a very great sounding aggressive black metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pimea tilla" "Han ei tule koskaan" and "Temppei". 8 out of 10.