Brewed in a bubbling cauldron, one man band Aergewinn has created a grave stomping sound. Sounding like a midnight massacre, Aergewinn melts together old-school Swedish death metal with some black metal and gothic tendencies to create an overall raw, darkened and sinister sound that is not to be ignored. Each track is a melodic crypt destroying offering that pelts you with buzzing riffs and ever pummeling drumming only to be supplemented by throat ripping vocals. There are only four tracks within this release, but within those four tracks you are presented with plenty of necrotic heavy handed death metal.
Bærnan is a wonderfully crafted EP, one that provides you with track after track of nothing but excellent death metal. There isn’t a track here that lacks much as each offering is a wonderful twisted mass of death and disease. Once the one minute intro subsides, Aergewinn kicks everything in to gear to present you with a blood curdling, atmospheric and deadly offering. Each track is crafted and performed very well creating an overall cohesive and well rounded sound.
This release is ominous, blasphemous and down right sinister. Bærnan is a ripper from beginning to end, and with only four tracks to its title this EP packs a serious punch and provides you with plenty of content. Each track is diverse and varied never to give you the same sound twice. Bærnan is highly entertaining and addictive as you are treated with superb musicianship, blood curdling vocals and a rotted production that keeps things raw and malignant.
Bærnan is a festering ode to its death metal predecessors with a little twist to make its sound its own. These four tracks are great as you are gifted with atmosphere, ripping death metal, tinges of black metal, great musicianship and sordid vocals throughout. This is an EP that should not go unrecognized and should be played until you are finally dragged down to the dank and soulless crypts yourself.
Bærnan will be released this December.