"Ritual Kaos Worship, solo Black Twilight entity from Ashdautas’s lead guitarist Volahn. From the infamous black twilight circle"
So, I found Volahn through a band I posted earlier in the week, Axeman (you know the one that does rip offs of Amebix in a black metal style??). Little to my surprise, they were apart of a collective called Black Twilight Circle, the same collective that Axeman and a few USBM-related bands are also apart of. I don't know whether it's the whole BTC/Ritual Kaos Worship shit or that it's rumored to be that Volahn recorded their music on a boombox but their kvlt status really seems to give off a pretentious feel to those who don't like USBM or unorthodox black metal. Personally, I couldn't give a fuck less. It's not definitely as pretentious as stupid "blackgaze" bands like Alcest and Amesoeurs that are being recreated day in day out. I like Volahn for how it sounds and not because they're trying to be another gimmicky USBM band or trying to be funny. The album starts off raw with blast beats going off everywhere. As the album kicks in, there seems to be an influx of synthesizers which make for a sinister feel. What I really like about Volahn is the out-of-line tremolo picking. It just has this really raw feeling I can't describe. Not to mention there are some random wolves howling in a few of their tracks. It's just THAT fucking cool. That's more than enough of a reason to pick this up.