This is a review of another recording from Terra Deep which continues his raw and primitive approach to atmospheric cascadian black metal while also mixing in newer elements and this is a review of his self released 2012 album "Starlight Lodge".
"Grisaille" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing which utilize both finger picking and full chords and nature sounds and serves as an intro for the album.
"In The Field Where I Died" begins with some primitive black metal guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds later melodic guitar leads and solos make their presence known in the song which lead to some high pitched screams along with the guitar riffing utilizing more melody and after awhile the music goes into a faster direction along with some blast beats before going into a more melodic mid paced direction which then leads to some clean playing which starts mixing in with the heavier elements which start taking over the song again along with a mixture of melodic clean singing and black metal screams which leads to the song switching back and forth between slow and fast parts while also keeping around some melodies in certain sections and closing with some clean playing and progressive sounds.
"Genesis" begins with some folk music style acoustic guitars which utilize both finger picking and full chords and a few seconds later black metal guitar riffs, drums and high pitched screams start kicking in which in return lead to the song going into a more fast and primitive direction along with some blast beats and after awhile the guitar riffing gets more melodic and also starts mixing in some solos and leads before slowing down and making the bass guitars alot heavier and as the song moves on it returns to its acoustic roots briefly and starts mixing in some clean melodic singing which are utilized briefly and the song gets fast and heavy again and then switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Lake" begins with some acoustic guitars which mostly use finger picking and a minute later synths become a part of the mix as well as some melodic chants before the black metal screams, drums, and heavy/melodic guitar riffs start kicking in but also keeping around the atmospheric elements and then the song starts switching back and forth between soft and heavy parts with the later also mixing in more primitive elements along with some blast beats and after awhile there is a brief use of primitive guitar leads which also leads to the heavy and fast elements returning for good but switching back and forth between fast and slow parts and then the song closes with the acoustic guitars.
"Starlight Lodge" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and melodic vocals along with some drums and more black metal elements being added and after awhile distorted guitar leads are brought in briefly before the riffs and vocals start going for a more mid paced black metal sound for awhile before going into a more slow and clean direction along with some powerful bass guitars and after awhile it gets heavy again and goes for a more fast and primitive sound which also leads to a more psychedelic sound along with some synths which also close the song and album..
Song lyrics cover nature, depression and anti human themes, while the production has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound along with most of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Terra Deep and if you are a fan of atmospheric, cascadian black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In The Field Where I Died" and "Lake". RECOMMENDED BUY.