Wailing Strand are a band from Finland that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "On Shores Of Solitude" which was released by Symbol Of Domination Productions.
Nature sounds and clean playing start off the ep and a few seconds later the music gets more heavy and depressive along with some grim black metal screams and after awhile whispers and melodic guitar leads start becoming a huge part of the music along with one of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
All of the music sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and when melodic chants are utilized they bring almost a pagan atmosphere to the music and the band also manages to make the music very atmospheric with the melodies that come out of the guitar leads and they close the ep with a 2 minute track.
Wailing Strand plays a style of atmospheric black metal that is mostly guitar driven and also avoids any fast parts or blast beats to focus more on an emotional sound, the production sounds very heavy while the lyrics cover nature, mysticism, and death themes.
In my opinion Wailing Strand are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Misty Grove". 8 out of 10.