Review from The Black Sessions

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 9, 2017 Under: English
From: The Black Sessions
Published: September 5, 2017

I’ve found this project during my endless YouTube surfs and was charmed from the first sight, from the very first song. It seems that I was looking for something like “Kval” for quite a long time and wasn’t able to find. Now you can imagine my happiness!

This self-titled album by Kval is very raw, melancholic and sad. Its inner anger overwhelms and fills over the borders at the same time. Kval is really heavy-influenced by Burzum’s masterpiece “Filosofem”, one of my most loved black metal albums of all times. You can find similarly distorted guitars here, and the atmosphere is the same. But this is not bad because Kval has brought new features and themes in his own “Filosofem”.

Burzum. I like Burzum and now I like Kval because Varg’s music is not a bad option for copying.

Repetitiveness. This album is very long, monotonous and raw, so it can be a challenge for an unprepared listener.

Several years ago I listened to Burzum a lot. I took a train and listened to Burzum self-titled or “Filosofem” albums while I was looking in the windows, searching something in rapidly changing nature. Later in my darkest days, I took these albums on my endless walkings in the local park. It’s hard to say how many hours have I spent walking and thinking.

And now I’ve found Kval which returned me to this old emotional state. Now I’ve remembered how and more importantly what should I do. This is the best thing this music was able to do for me.

In : English 

Tags: kval  atmospheric black metal  khaossos  finnish black metal  cold black metal  burzum  forgotten woods  mortualia  extreme metal  black doom metal  ambient black metal 

 Released: July 27, 2017
300 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal