Finland's Ancestors Blood have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric and melodic pagan/black metal sound of previous recordings and this is a review of their album "Hyperborea" which will be released in 2016 by Naturmacht Productions.
Nature sounds start off the album and after a minute ambient elements find their way onto the recording and on the second track the music gets more heavier and also adds in atmospheric synths and grim black metal screams and when solos and leads are utilized they give the music more of a classic metal feeling while also having more of a modern style..
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in spoken word parts which also enhance the epic quality of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great amount of melody and the music mostly sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and they also bring in a synth instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks as well as adding in a small amount of fast yet raw riffs and blast beats as well as another tracks bring in a brief use of clean playing and they close the album with very nature orientated outro..
Ancestors Blood creates another recording that remains true to the epic, melodic and atmospheric pagan/black metal sound of previous recordings while also getting more melodic this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ancestors Blood and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Way Of the Spirits" and "Funeral Rite". 8 out of 10.