Vetrarnott are a band from Italy that plays a very progressive form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 ep "Scion".
Acoustic guitars start off the ep before going into a heavier direction while the riffs also brign in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of raw feeling.
When keyboards are utilized they give the music more of an epic and atmospheric feeling while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when growls a re utilized they add in a touch of death metal as well as the music getting very progressive at times and as the ep progresses a brief use of clean vocals can also be heard, they also bring in an instrumental before closing the ep with a heavier track which also brings in melodic guitar leads.
Vetrarnott plays a style of pagan/black metal that is very progressive while also having its raw moments, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism themes.
In my opinion Vetrarnott are a very great sounding progressive pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Tide' and "La Voice degli Dei". 8 out of 10.