Jute Gyte are a 1 man band from Missouri that has had plenty of material reviewed before in this zine with a musical style i would describe on this recording microtonal. experimental black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Vast Chains" which was released by Jeshimoth Entertainment.
The album starts out with a very dark and progressive sound along with melody which also leads to deep and grim sounding black metal vocals which also utilize high pitched screams as well as mixture of clean heavy parts which brings in more traces of experimental music.
As the album continues the music speeds up along with blast beats in certain sections of the recording as well as being a dominant factor in the music, while also bringing in a good amount of weird, avant garde melodies and the album never loses its progressive touch and at times they bring in elements of doom metal which takes the record into an even heavier direction and this influence really shows on the last track as well as bringing in synths towards the end.
Jute Gyte once again creates a black metal album that is very fast, heavy and experimental sounding while also showing that he is still in of the best 1 man black metal bands to hail from the United States.
Song lyrics cover mortality, philosophy, nature and war, while the production has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound along with all of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Jute Gyte and if you like your black metal heavy, fast, progressive and experimental, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Endless Moths Swarming" and "Refusing A Heavenly Mansion". 8 out of 10.