"BEYOND THE FOREST"
BLAST HEAD RECORDS
After one listen to VALDRIN you would think you were back in the '90's in Sweden
listening to some of the best Black Metal. This is what VALDRIN sounds like even
though they are from the United States. These guys have a very cold and dark old school
Black Metal style that does pull in some Death Metal elements as well. In the faster more
aggressive and blasting parts is where the Death Metal elements surface. Now take all that
and cover it with tons of cold, harsh and gritty Black Metal and you will have a taste of
what these guys offer up. They go from having a cold bleak almost battle / war like Black
Metal sound into some more traditional Black Metal and then head into some Folk Metal,
but with a Black Metal edge. They add in some atmospheric dark passages to give it some
more flavoring. The vocals are done in a harsh and throaty Black Metal growl and scream
and really solidifies their Black Metal sound. If you were to mix early EMPEROR, with
early IMMORTAL add in some DISSECTION, NAGLFAR, OLD MAN'S CHILD,
BORKNAGAR, NECROPHOBIC & LORD BELIAL then the outcome would be
VALDRIN. In other words, this is some highly thought out and well constructed and well
played Black Metal that needs to be heard. These guys could lead the new wave of U.S.
Black Metal, if they keep putting out quality material like "BEYOND THE FOREST"