Al Ard are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of harsh noise, industrial and black metal with some dubstep and drum'n'bass elements and this is a review of their self titled 2018 album which was released by Code666.
Children singing voices start off the album while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly before adding in some harsh noises onto the recording while the tribal beats gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and after awhile dubstep and drum'n'bass elements are added onto the recording.
Black metal screams are also added into some parts of t he tracks while the tremolo picking and blast beats gives the songs a more raw feeling along with all of the musical instruments on the recording having a very powerful sound to them as well as the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody.
The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while also mixing the electronic and industrial elements into the heavier sections of the songs and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and on the closing track a brief use of Asian folk instruments can also be heard.
Al Ard plays a musical style that takes harsh noise, industrial and black metal and mixes them together with some elements of dubstep and drum'n'bass to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Al Ard are a very great sounding mixture of harsh noise, industrial and black metal with some dubstep and drum'n'bass elements and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "For A Hint Of Divinity" "Who Want To Live Forgotten" and "Scrutinizing A Glimpse Of Chaos". 8 out of 10.