Evergreen Refuge play instrumental Black Metal with hints of Post-Metal mixed in. Long songs, plenty of atmosphere and feeling as well as some fuzzed-up aggression and Black Metal mastery are all thrown in the mix.
On this release the songs are especially long and epic, and manage to hold attention throughout with clever use of dynamics and musical storytelling. You can almost feel the nature on this release; feel the cold breeze on the mountaintops and the eagles soaring high above.
Being an instrumental album there are no vocals but with music of this quality they are unnecessary. The feelings evoked by the compositions within are more than enough to carry the listener to the wilds of the natural environment where Evergreen Refuge dwell. As you sit and absorb what is going on here the full force of nature either crashes down on you or merely hints at its presence, depending on the part of the song. Ambient, single-guitar melodies or drums, Metal and chaos; they do it well either way.
An epic album, and one well worth the time.