Aylwin are a band from California that plays a very atmospheric form of cascadian black metal and this is a review of their 2012 demo "Soil And Cold" which was released by Atlatl Music Group.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast playing with some blast beats being present on this recording, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric and ambient sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast cascadian black metal riffs that are very dark and atmospheric sounding with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very dark sounding post black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use finger picking and full chords to add some folk music elements to the ep.
Vocals are all blackened metal shouts that are very aggressive and have a sound of their own, while the lyrics cover nature themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Aylwin are a very great sounding atmospheric, cascadian black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Soil And Cold". RECOMMENDED BUY.