Odraedir are a band from the Czech Republic that has been featured before in this zine and plays a pagan mixture of folk and melodic black/death metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Legends Of The Dark Times".
A very symphonic intro with pagan chants starts off the album along with some folk instruments a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction while also introducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording along with some grim black metal screams.
They also mix the folk elements in with t he heavier material along with death metal growls also being used at times and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Clean pagan vocals are added on some of the tracks and while some of the songs are very long and epic in length and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and nature sounds can also be heard briefly along with a track being an instrumental.
Odraedir creates another recording t hat remains true to t he pagan/folk metal style of previous releases, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Celtic, Nordic Paganism, Nature and Battles themes.
In my opinion Odraedir are a very great sounding pagan/folk metal band and if you a re a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heroes Of The Dark Times" "The Dawn Of Odin's Horde" "In The Name Of Thor" and "Path Of The Wolf". 8 out of 10.