Vouna is a solo project from Olympia, Washington that plays a mixture of black, funeral doom metal and folk music and this is a review of his self titled 2018 album which will be released in November by Artemisia Records.
Female vocals start off the album before going into a heavier direction while the heavier sections of the songs are very heavily rooted in funeral doom metal along with the music also mixing in a great amount of epic and atmospheric sounding synths and blast beats are added into the faster sections of the songs.
When tremolo picking is utilized it brings in elements of black metal while clean male vocals are also utilized briefly along with the acoustic guitars adding in influences of Greek folk music as well as some of the tracks being very long and epic in length, when guitar solos and leads are brought into the songs they are done in a very melodic style and one of the songs is an instrumental and when guitar solos and leads are finally brought onto t he recording they are done in a very melodic style.
Vouna plays a musical style that takes atmospheric black, funeral doom metal and Greek music and mixes them together to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the devastating and beautiful journey of being the last person alive on the planet.
In my opinion Vouna is a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric black, funeral doom metal Greek folk music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Place To Rest" adn "You Took Me". 8 out of 10.