Vanir deliver a blood drenched, blackened piece of metal
Danish death metal act Vanir deliver a blood drenched, blackened piece of metal meat with 'Aldar Rok'. Mainly sticking with the death metal style, the band also incorporate some black metal elements and infuse those with some melody to offer up a rather tasty morsel. Eschewing the typical death metal formula of staccato, blasting drums, buzzsaw guitars and unintelligible vocals, Vanir approaches with melody like Amon Amarth, vocals like Voices of Ruin and a sound that is fully unique. I was thoroughly impressed with the depth as well as the differing sounds on each track. Definitely one of the surprise gems of the year so far.