Ride For Revenge - Sounds like Beherit's "Drawing Down the Moon" and maybe Swans. More interesting when viewed as ambient rather than metal. The riffing doesnt really go anywhere, but the manipulation of atmosphere and knowledge of simple rhythmic patterns are excellent.
Sargeist - Black metal for the sake of black metal, basically. An entertaining summary of the genre to appeal to outsiders. Songs follow almost verse chorus verse patterns and riffs are constructed and performed well, but the songs as a whole seem generally unmotivating and uninspired. The vocals are also really annoying, as a matter of opinion.
Horna - pre "Viha Ja Viikate" seems very erratic, like in attempt to take very simple melodic themes and add as many oddly syncopated drum beats and strange chord patterns as possible to create the illusion of talent. For all following this album, they seem to learn more about atmosphere and how to construct longer melodies(inspired by burzum, darkthrone, and perhaps less evidently, other country-mates such as beherit and demilich), but something still seems to be lacking, taking songs as a whole. They are definitely improving with each release though.
Torgeist - Sounds like Belketre and Crass, oddly. Very boyant, with simple punkish riffing and few digressions per song. Poorly produced to the extent that most many ideas are too obscured to be effective, as opposed to the mentioned belketre or other LLN bands such as Vlad Tepes (on March to the Black Holocaust, War Funeral March, and Black Legions Metal, primarily) or Brenoritvrezorkre; where the poor production creates a sort of alien atmosphere, in my opinion.
Manes - Interesting interpretation of Burzumesque riffing. Basically plodding, death march rhythms (similar to early graveland or infernum to some extent) maintained throughout most every song, with arpeggiated chords progressed in a manner somewhat similar to I Shalt Become, with heavier assistance from keyboard melodies. Also probably comparable to Xasthur in form, but paralyzing and intelligent in sonic choices rather than mindnumbing overall.
Demoncy - Empire of the Fallen Angel
Guitar tuning sounds pretty standard and most of the atmosphere from previous releases is gone. Emphasis seems to be on cyclic drum patterns and elaborate darkthrone riffing, but unaffective. Similar to Sargeist in that riffs are well constructed, but songs sound uninspired as a whole.
Vlad Tepes - Black Legions Spirits
A collection of demos, "War Funeral March", "Into Frosty Madness", and "Celtic Poetry", with songs that are mostly available on "March to the Black Holocaust", the band's most energetic and, overall effective release, in terms of balancing poor production and alien atmosphere. Overall, the collection has energetic punkish songs, similar to early graveland, and bathory, with obscure, almost improvised sounding riffing, and equally 'loose' song structures. Mostly cycles of 3 or 4 riffs, with occasional and improvised sounding digressions thrown in. Again, recommended but "March to the Black Holocaust" is a better summary.