Taiga are a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sky" which will be released in September as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and United By Chaos.
Acoustic guitars along with some melodic yet distorted leads start off the album and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile the music starts going into more of a heavier direction which also uses a decent amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs more of a raw edge.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard while some of the solos and leads also bring in more of a modern, melodic and atmospheric style and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the songs also bringing in a decent amount of clean playing and the vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams and there is also a brief use of ambient elements while a later song brings in a brief use of spoken word parts and the music also sticks to mostly a slow or mid paced direction.
Taiga plays a style of depressive black metal that is very guitar driven, modern, melodic and atmospheric sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover darkness, depressive and nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Taiga and if you are a fan of depressive back metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Recognizing The Insignificance" "The Sky Has Not Died" and "Hope". 8 out of 10.