Sombre Heritage are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a very melancholic and contemplative form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Alpha Ursae Minoris" which will be released in June by Sepulchral Productions.
Wind sounds start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw fleeing.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while clean vocals can also be heard briefly on a few tracks. A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the guitar leads also being done in a very melodic style as well as music also having its melancholic moments and a later track also introduces clean playing onto the recording.
Sombre Heritage plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and melancholic sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in French and cover darkness, depression and nature themes.
In my opinion Sombre Heritage are a very great sounding raw, melodic and melancholic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Polaris" and "Tenebres". 8 out of 10.