Vorvan are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of hardcore and extreme metal with some elements of crust and sludge and this is a review of their 2016 album "Once Love Was Lost" which will be released in October as a joint effort between WOOAAARGH and Darkened Days.
A very dark yet melodic sound starts off the album along with some melodies being utilized at times and after awhile drums are added into the music along with some touches of post hardcore and after awhile angry shouting vocals and d beats are added onto the recording along with some blast beats also being used.
All of the musical instruments on the recording h ave a very powerful sound to them and death metal growls can also be heard at times as well as some high pitched screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in female hardcore/crust vocals.
Some tracks also bring in more of a technical side while other songs also use a small amount of clean playing and you can also hear a lot of sludge elements in the slower sections of the songs and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Vorvan plays a musical style that takes hardcore and post metal and mixes them together with elements of crust and sludge to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Vorvan are a very great sounding mixture of punk, hardcore, post metal, crust and sludge and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sirens" "The Black Kaleidoscope" and "The End (Hemicrania)". 8 out of 10.