Kval are a solo project from Finland that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his self titled 2015 album which was originally released as the album title ''Kuolonkuu'' when the musical project was still known as Khaossos and the re-issue version will be released on July 28th by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the album along with some ambient style synths a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier direction along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also incorporates a decent amount of melodic yet atmospheric guitar leads while clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a couple of the tracks being all instrumental and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Kval plays a style of black metal that is very dark while also being very atmospheric at times and also avoids the more faster aspects of the genre to create some long epic tracks, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion Kval are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sokeus" and "Kuolonkuu". 8 out of 10.