This is a review of another recording from The Great Old Ones which shows the band continuing their Lovecraft inspired post-atmospheric black metal sound with the album being released in 2014 and called "Tekeli-Li which was also released by Les Acteurs de i'Ombre Productions.
A dark ambient drone sound starts off the album along with some spoken word parts and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction with some of the guitar riffing having a Morbid Angel style sound to them which also leads up to some grim black metal screams and in some of the faster parts you can hear a small amount of blast beats which also leads to the music evolving more into atmospheric black metal which also sees the band bringing in a mixture of both slow and fast parts as well as adding in melodic post black metal style guitar leads.
As the album progresses you can hear sounds of wind and more clean sections along with some classical guitars on later tracks being added into the music at times while the music still focuses on the more heavier parts and this recording has a more melodic black metal feeling than the previous recording and spoken word parts make their return later on and they bring a very ritualistic and occult feeling to the album and some of the slower and more atmospheric sections of the recording have funeral doom metal feeling to them at times along with some deeper vocals and the music also adds in a Gregorian feeling when synths are brought in.
The Great Old Ones have a much more heavier and faster sound with this recording while remaining true to t heir melodic and atmospheric post black metal sound and continuing their lyrical concept of Lovecraft and his Cthulu Mythos, as well as having a very heavy and powerful sounding production where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and almost each song has an average length of 10 minutes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Great Old Ones and if you are a fan of atmospheric and post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Antartica" and "Behind The Mountains". 8/5 out of 10.