Vånda are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Covenant Of Death" which will be released in September by majestic Mountain Records.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard and the riffs also mix in a great amount of thrash metal elements.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of blast beats. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with some death metal growls also being utilized at times and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the faster riffing also adding in a small amount of tremolo picking as well as one song also adding in a brief use of clean playing and a later track is also a piano orientated instrumental, acoustic guitars can also b e heard briefly towards the end. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Vånda are a very great sounding mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Light The Fire" "World Reborn" and "Goddess of Death". 8 out of 10.
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