Poland/Ireland's Thy Worshiper have returned with a new recording which continues the tribal style of pagan black/death metal of previous recordings and this is a review of their 2016 album "Klechdy" which will be released on May 25th by Arachnophobia Records.
Clean yet distorted playing starts off the album along with some tribal beats and a few seconds later melodic vocals are added onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the music also sounds very esoteric and new age at times and after awhile death metla growls make their presence known on the recording.
Female vocals can be heard in the music at times and they also give the songs more of a shamanistic feeling while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and a great amount of grim black metal screams are brought into the songs.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and some of the riffs also bring in a small amount of tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling when it is utilized and the acoustic guitars also add a touch of folk music to the tracks and they also bring in some folk instruments into certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great amount of variety and diversity and a later track also introduces whispers and chanting melodic male vocals onto the recording.
Thy Worshiper creates another recording that takes black, pagan and death metal and mixes it with folk, tribal and shamanistic music to create something very original and ritualistic, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover Paganism, Darkness, War Nature and Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Thy Worshiper and if you are a fan of black, pagan, and folk metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wila" "Post Cotium" "Slonce" and "Anielski Orszak". 8 out of 10.