Vanhavd are a band from Sweden that plays an atmospheric and blackened form of funeral doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 "Lat kottet do" which will be released on July 19th.
Atmospheric sounding drones start off the ep while the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the slow riffs being very heavily rooted in funeral doom metal as well as the vocals bringing in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody and when guitar solos and leads are added into the music they are done in a very dark and melodic style as well as a brief use of spoken word parts and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Vanhavd plays a musical style that takes an atmospheric form of funeral doom metal and mixes it with black metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover visceral and existential horror along with some inspirations from the writings of Norwegian antinatalist philosopher Peter Wessel Zaphe and horror author Thomas Liggotti.
In my opinion Vanhavd are a very great sounding atmospheric and blackened funeral doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Drommaren". 8 out of 10.