Chiral are a solo project from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw, melodic, atmospheric, and progressive form of post black metal on this recording and this is a review of his self released 2015 album "Nightsky" which will be released on September 10th.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some acoustic guitars that use both full chords and finger picking as w ell as adding a touch of neo folk to the recording which also sets up the mood for more of a heavy and progressive style of black metal that also uses grim sounding screams and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length..
When solos and leads are utilized they are in more of a melodic post black metal direction and the songs are also perfectly balanced between both acoustic and heavy parts and you can also hear harmonica's briefly and there is also a small amount of whispers being utilized at times and when synths are brought onto the recording they give the music more of an epic and atmospheric sound.
When the music speeds up blast beats are added onto the recording and they also give the music more of a raw black metal feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in symphonic and classical music elements and some of the slower sections display influences of melodic doom metal and one track also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts.
Chiral creates a very diverse recording with this album taking the raw, melodic, atmospheric and post styles of black metal and mixing it in with elements of progressive and folk music to create a very original sound, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover introspection, nature, solitude, pain, death and love themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Chiral and if you are a fan of the atmospheric, post and cascadian styles of black metal, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I, Everblack Fields" and "Beneath the Snow And Fllen leaves". 8 out of 10.