Feral are a 1 man band from Tabusintac, New Brunswick, Canada that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "For Those Who Live In Darkness".
A very dark and atmospheric sounding synth starts off the album and after a couple of minutes the music starts going into more of a heavier direction along with a decent amount of melody and after awhile high pitched black metal screams are added into the music and they also have a depressive tone to them at times.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there are also times when deep death metal growls are added into certain sections of the recording and on the later tracks there is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a very raw black metal sound that is very heavily rooted in the 90's tradition.
The faster sections of the songs bring in a great amount of blast beats and as the album progresses the music brings in a brief use of clean playing which also makes its return on later tracks aw well along with a small amount of acoustic guitars, nature sounds and whispers onto one of the tracks before making a return to more of an aggressive and raw black metal sound while the songs also start adding in guitar solos and leads into some of the tracks while one of the later songs also bring in more of a powerful sounding bass guitar while the last track also adds in a small amount of spoken word parts.
Feral creates a style of black metal that is very dark, raw and diverse while also having a depressive feeling st times and a dent amount of melodies, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Feral are a very great sounding raw black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nocturnal Queen" "The Curse" and "Dethroning Your King". 8 out of 10.