Lifvsleda are a band from Sweden that plays an old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Manifest" which will be released on December 13 as a joint effort between Shadow and Regain Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black emtal screams. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very raw and melodic style, the closing track also adds some dark soundscapes and spoken word parts.
Lifvsleda plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school in the 90's Nordic tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover Death themes.
in my opinion Lifvsleda are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS "I" and "III". 8 out of 10.