Maine's solo project Feign has returned with a new album that continues the atmospheric black metal sound of previous recordings and this is a review of his 2016 album "Atlas" which will be released in July by Into The Night Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and after the intro melodic guitar leads along with more atmospheric elements start getting added into the recording along with some blast beats and vocals that also add in a great mixture of death metal growls and high pitched black metal screams and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a great amount of post black metal elements throughout the recording and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and when clean playing along with acoustic guitar are utilized it gives the music a progressive feeling.
Most of the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs more of a raw edge and there are also around of 3 brief instrumentals while the vocal tracks stick to more of a heavier direction on the other tracks and some of the songs are also long and epic in length and one song also brings in a brief use of female vocals while the bonus track brings in whispers.
Feign plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very raw, melodic, atmospheric and progressive while also having some death metal influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover metaphysical, cosmos and esoteric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Feign and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Celestial Nothingness" "When the World Ends" and "Atlas". 8 out of 10.