Acolyte are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being dark and progressive sounding black metal and this is a review of their self released 2011 ep "Leng".
Drums range from slow to playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced progressive black metal riffs that use some primitive elements, death and doom metal influences and dark sounding melodies, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding progressive black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic when they are utilized use finger picking and full chords to enhance the progressive elements of the ep.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams with some deep death metal growls, while t he lyrics cover Lovecraft and anti Religion themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound for being a self released recording with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Acolyte and if you are a fan of progressive black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Leng". RECOMMENDED BUY.