Taiga are a band from Russia that plays a very atmospheric form of depressive black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Gaia" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Metallic Media.
Ocean sounds start off the album and a few seconds later the music starts getting more heavy and melodic along with some drum beats and the music also gets very atmospheric at times and the vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams and the solos are very melodic and are rooted in the more modern style of the genre.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in a brief use of spoken word parts and a couple of the later tracks also brings in a brief use of classical guitars and clean playing and as the album progresses blast beats and a more raw and fast sound can be heard at times while the main focus remains on a slow style of depressive black metal the vocals also start getting more deep and angry as the recording moves on while also adding in melodic singing towards the end.
Taiga plays a style of black metal that is very modern, melodic, atmospheric and depressive while also having a raw edge at times, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover nature and depressive themes.
In my opinion Taiga are a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Icy Dust" "Gaia" "Teno' and "Past Scars". 8 out of 10.