Nidstang are a solo project from Olympia, Washington that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Angstloch" which was released by Einsamkeit Tapes.
Ambient style synths start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats as well as introducing some crazy sounding black metal screams onto the recording.
A lot of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's while elements of punk can also be heard at times along with some tracks that are very short in length and the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some harsh noise elements in between a few tacks, when spoken word parts are utilized briefly they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic riffing can also be heard and the album closes with a cover of Ildjarn's "No Place, Nowhere".
Nidstang plays a style t hat is very raw and the 90's tradition while also mixing in some elements of punk and noise, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism, Witchcraft, Nature and Revenge themes.
In mt opinion Nidstang are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sewn Sied" "Creeping Normality" "Unhindered Rge" and "Eye For An Eye". 8 out of 10.