Lluvia are a 1 man band from Mexico that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2013 album "Premonicion De Guerra" which was released by Fallen Empire Records.
The album starts out with water and rain sounds before adding in acoustic guitars and after a minute raw black metal guitars make their way into the recording and after awhile the music speeds up along with some blast beats and grim screams as well as bringing in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as bringing in atmospheric elements.
The band also brings a great amount of fast parts in the other songs while the slower riffs have an atmospheric and depressive feeling to them and acoustic guitars also make their return in certain sections of the recording which make the raw parts sound even more grim when they go back to a heavier direction and later on during the album you can hear small amounts of melody being utilized at times along and towards the end an instrumental with synths is added onto the recording along with whisper before return back to a heavier direction on the last track and closing the album with some atmospheric synths
Lluvia bring a more heavier and raw approach to atmospheric black metal which mixes in more fast parts and blast beats than most bands of this genre as well as bringing in a few songs that are 10 minutes along and the production is very dark, raw and heavy sounding along with lyrics that are written in Spanish and cover war, hate and nationalism.
In my opinion Lluvia are a very great sounding raw, atmospheric black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sombras Imperiales" "La Oscuridad Doth Dar La Immortalidad" and "En Medio Del Suelo Ensangratado". 8 out of 10.