Ulvegr – Vargkult

Rating: 2.5/5
Distributor/label: Ashen Dominion
Distributor/label URL: http://www.ashen-dominion.com/
Released: 2018
Buy Album [URL]: https://ulvegr.bandcamp.com/album/vargkult
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/Ulvegr/

Band Line-up:

Helg – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Odalv – Drums


1. Rune Ice Frozen Hatred
2. The End Is Near
3. Cold Graves Breathing Beast
4. Death Is Our Law
5. Cutting Off Your Throat
6. All The Sheep To The Slaughter
7. We Remember The Blood


Ulvegr hail from the Ukraine. They have released about five full length albums since conception in around 2009. I haven’t heard a single one of them before, but rest assured kiddies what you are getting here is some very black metal. It’s black, and you will know it is from the opening.

So black. I am very loathe to use the word exciting because it all seems a tad familiar. Those of you who adore black metal may still get a kick out of this, but for me there is nothing to see here folks, and that’s a shame. These guys obviously have a lot of talent, the vocals are as you would expect, the musicianship on display lacks nothing in its delivery, but there is not one song on this release that would make me even bother looking into their back catalog.

Black metal by numbers it feels like. Yes we can play this style, so let’s go for it. I am very sorry to have to do this review because I am sure they have a solid fan base that thinks they are the greatest. They can be that, they just need to inject a little more personality into their next release for me.

This is solid, but not great. Opinions vary. This is mine.

Review by The Great Mackintosh