Throughout the last couple of years, Gnev of Donarhall keeps on releasing music like there is no tomorrow. A total amount of 5 full-lengths, 2 splits and one EP is already in Donarhall’s discography in nearly 3 years. And if that isn’t enough, the good man is also active within 6 other acts like Hexengrab, Necrochaos and Death Carrier. Like every one man project without any guest musicians, he handles every instrument himself…that having said he keeps the microphone in its box as Donarhall is pure instrumental.
So does this kind of atmospheric Black Metal need any vocals? Although I think the right Black Metal vocals will enhance the atmosphere on “Helvegr”, the wrong one will downgrade the whole album, so I tend to say “no” as the Black Metal itself is good enough to enjoy at full force. But I do think it will be degraded to “background music” in most cases, especially when it is not listened through earphones. But when it comes to the instrumental Black Metal genre, this is a good listen. (Ricardo)