Kreiviskai are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of neo-folk, ritual, ethno-ambient and this is a review of their 2018 album "Nonregnum" which was released by Cold Dungeon Records.
Nature sounds along with some folk instruments start off the album while female vocals are also used quite a bit throughout the recording as well as the music also mixing in a great amount of stringed instruments and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also adds in a great amount of martial elements.
When synths are utilized they bring in touches of ambient while the spoken word parts gives the songs more of a ritualistic atmosphere along with some tracks also bringing in acoustic guitars as well as some battle sounds also being utilized briefly and as the album progresses elements of ethno music, post folk, black metal and darkwave are added onto the recording.
Their is also a brief use of clean male vocals on some songs while one of the later tracks being an instrumental as heavy riffs, growls and screams are also added onto the closing tack and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style.
Krieviskai takes neo-folk, martial, ritual. ethno music and ambient and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover medieval themes.
In my opinion Kreiviskai are a very great sounding mixture of neo-folk, martial, ritual and ethno-ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Foundation " "Sieged " "The Lost Freedom " and "Ode To The Great One [1453}". 8 out of 10.