Ungoliantha are a band from Ukraine that plays a very raw form of black metal with orchestra elements and this is a review of their 2015 album "Through The Chaos, Through The Time, Through The Death".
A very epic sounding synth starts off the album along with some choirs in the background and after the intro the music foes into a fast and raw black metal direction along with some hateful screams and blast beats as well as some melodic guitar leads and they also mix in a great amount of classical musical elements into their musical style.
A lot of the riffs use a great amount of melody and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean singing which also gives the music more of an avant garde feeling.
There is also a small amount of clean playing being used at times and there are also a couple of tracks that are very long and epic in length and some of the later tracks also brings in a small amount of death metal growls and spoken word parts and they also do a cover of Lucifugum's "Pressed Down by The Fallen Pivot Of Life.
Ungoliantha plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the second wave tradition but also mixes the style in with classical, orchestra and avant garde music to create a very original sounding album, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Ungoliantha are a very great sounding raw black metal with elements of classical music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Following The Black Kindness" "Black Essence of Christ" "Reckoning" and "Armageddon". 8 out of 10.