Italy's solo project Chriral have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric, post black metal and neo-folk style of previous recordings and this is a review of his self released ep "Snow/Heritage" which will be released on March 22nd.
A cover of Woman Is The Earth's "Sage Moon" starts off the ep and it begins with a very raw guitar tone that slowly starts going into more of a heavier direction and when the music speeds up blast beats and tremolo picking are added onto the recording along with the music getting more melodic and atmospheric.
All 4 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the guitar leads bring in a touch of post black metal and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when synths are used they bring in even more of a melodic style and some songs also bring in acoustic guitars that are more in a neo-folk style and all of the tracks are instrumental along with a couple of them being all acoustic while the last song shows a return to black metal.
Chiral creates an ep that has one cover tune, 2 folk tracks and closes with an atmospheric black metal track of his own and the songs also bring in a great amount of diversity with no vocals ever being utilized and the production sounds very dark and raw.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chiral and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal and neo folk, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sage Moon" and "Whiteness(The Snow And The Borrowed Lights)". 8 out of 10.