|Review: From the Vastland - Daevayasna|
Label: Satanath Records
Year released: 2018
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: March 18, 2019
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 3.17/5 (63.33%) (6 Votes)
In Iran, arranging a metal concert is strictly forbidden by law and you may get the death penalty for not respecting these laws.
Sina is the name of the guy in this originally one-man project band, From the Vastland, who has pushed his luck many times while he still lived in Teheran, Iran. He relocated from his home country to Trondheim, Norway, obviously to save his head. It was a wise move from a guy who enjoys playing raw, savage and dark Norwegian/Swedish-tinged black metal.
Daevayasna is the title of his fifth studio album, and he basically continues playing the same black metal style where he left off on the previous album, Chamrosh. With Tjalve on bass and Spektre on drums, this trio attacks us with seven lengthy, cold and primitive sounding, and often fast-paced black metal savagery that is broken by a few occasional slower, calmer and more "tamed" sections. Overall the songs sound pretty good, but unfortunately, I cannot say there's one particular song here that catches my attention as the songs sound too similar to each other, which is kind of a pity. But I guess that's a common problem with a majority of "trve" underground black metal releases these days: they tend to sound too much the same.
But if you like your black metal fast, raw and primitive sounding, nothing should stop you from checking out this record.
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