Seltar are a solo project from the United States that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 compilation album which includes his 2015 full length "Are Teike" and 2015 ep "Declaration MMXV" which was released by Heathen Tribes Records.
Acoustic guitars start off the ep songs and after awhile epic and atmospheric synths are added into the music and they also mix in with a more heavy and melodic style and after awhile blast beats and melodic guitar leads make their presence known along with the riffs also using a great amount of tremolo picking.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs have a raw feeling to them and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and clean playing be heard at times while the music on the full length has more of a raw style than the ep while also retaining the atmospheric elements and the music brings in a very modern approach to the genre while some songs also bring in a pagan atmosphere along with some elements of ambient.
Seltar plays a style of atmospheric black metal that is very modern and melodic while also having a very raw edge, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Iberian Heritage, and Ancient Times.
In my opinion Seltar are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal project and if you are a fan of this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gloria Antigua" and "II". 8 out of 10.