DARKESTRAH are one of my favourite pagan black metal bands, so I was really looking forward to the new album "Turan". The band plays a quite unique style with folkloristic elements and atmospheric strings. Some parts appear even shamanistic and although the overall set up of the epic hymns is very melodic, they keep a rough edge. If you listen to hordes like Drudkh or Negura Bunget, DARKESTRAH might be a highly recommendable act for you!
Favorite track: Bird of Prey.