Chiral are a 1 man band from Italy that has been previously featured in my other zine "ADifferentShadeOfBlackMetalZine" with a musical sound that was more in the melodic and progressive black/death metal direction but this time around goes for more of a raw black metal sound while still having melodic and progressive traits and this is a review of his self released 2014 ep "Abisso".
Wind, thunder and rain sounds start off the ep along with some synths a few seconds later which leads to some heavy and slow guitar riffing kicking in and after awhile melodic black metal guitar leads start becoming a huge part of the recording which also leads up to some deep and demonic vocals.
After the intro the music really starts going for more of a fast, raw and melodic black metal direction along with some blast beats and grim sounding high pitched screams and there are also a decent amount of guitar solos and leads throughout the recording along with some acoustic guitars being utilized at time s and they bring a more progressive feeling to the recording while the main focus remains on a fast and raw black metal direction.
When the ep goes into other songs you can hear some keyboards being mixed in with the acoustic parts along with one of the tracks being very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments on the recording sound very powerful and and the epic track alos utilizes the raw black metal styling's of the second song and the ep closes with a piano outro which brings a dark ambient feeling to the recording.
Chiral bring in a great amount of diversity on this ep combing fast, raw and melodic black metal with the more progressive leanings of the first recording and it makes the music sound more original this time around, the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sound while the lyrics cover introspection, solitude, pain, death and love.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chiral and if you are a fan of progressive, melodic and raw black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Atto II: Abiso". 8/5 out of 10.