Friday, August 28, 2020

FROM THE VASTLAND – THE HAFT KHAN (Review by Varg The Mighty)

Today’s review is from Iranian Black Metal band From The Vastland’s latest album, “The Haft Khan”.

This album has the technique and sophistication of modern Black Metal bands like Misthyrming, but it also has the core essence and energy of classic Black Metal. It is a curious formula that achieves an album enjoyable for fans of any era of the style.
The vocals are ideal to perfect this formula too, since their purity helps to sweep away any possible contamination by other styles that may come from the elaborate guitar with complex riffs like in “Khan e Aval” or from the beautiful simplicity of “Khan e Dovom”.
While being pure Black Metal, the atmosphere transmitted is not the typical one, but one much more unique, with the beauty of Atmospheric Black Metal combined with the likes of Kampfar or other singular Norwegian bands, these songs are good, original and fresh. Also, all this magnificence is achieved mostly with fast tempos and tremolo picking, which makes it aggressive too.
I recommend this album if you’re a fan of Black Metal of any time period, since this album may be identified with any and every decade with its magnificence.

 Review by Varg The Mighty

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