Ols are a solo project from Poland that plays a mixture of neo-folk, ritual and drone and this is a review of her 2022 album "Pustkowia" which will be released in October by pagan Records.
Melodic yet ritualistic sounding chants and vocals start off the album along with some atmospheric sounding drones and tribal style drum beats a few seconds later. Whispers can also be heard at times along with some male vocals also being added into certain sections of the recording and the bass guitars also sound very powerful.
Folk instruments and synths are also a very huge part of the recording while the spoken word parts also enhance the ritualistic vibe of the music. All of the tracks also sound very different from each other along with some songs also adding in a small amount of acoustic guitars and when electric guitars are utilized briefly they also add in an influence of extreme metal as well as one song also being an instrumental, growls, screams and shrieks can also b e heard briefly as the album progresses.
Ols plays a musical style that takes neo-folk, ritual and drone and mixes them together to create a sound of her own. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover incarnations of emptiness.
In my opinion Ols is a very great sounding mixture of neo-folk, ritual and drone and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pustacie" "Krag" "Pustka-Wschod" and "W zapomnienie". 8 out of 10.
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