Bloodway are a band from Romania that plays a very progressive and avant garde form of dark/black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Mapping The Moment With the Logic of Dreams" which was released by I Voidhanger Records.
Avant garde sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric elements a few seconds later and a few seconds later spoken word parts are added onto the recording and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier direction which also uses a great amount of melodic and progressive riffing.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads also stick to a very dark yet melodic musical direction and when vocals are added onto the recording they are depressive black metal screams and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and they also mix in a lot of avant garde structures into some of the heavier riffing bringing in some 90's Norwegian influences of the previous mentioned genre while some songs bring in a small amount of clean playing and some songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a brief use of tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and one song brings in a brief use of saxophones courtesy of Dr. Mikannibal better known for his work in Sigh.
Bloodway plays a musical style that takes the avant garde black metal style of the mid 90's and mixes it in with the more modern depressive style to created a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Bloodway are a very great sounding progressive and avant garde dark/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Transfinite Castaway" "Early Glade Test Pilot" and "Mapping the Moment With The Logic Of Dreams". 8 out of 10.