CrystalMoors are a band from Spain that plays a Celtic form of pagan/black metal with touches of folk music and this is a review of their 2016 double album "The Mountain Will Forgive Us" which was released by Casus Belli Musica.
Acoustic guitars start off the album and they also give the recording a folk music feeling along with some clean singing vocals a few seconds later and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw black metal vocals.
Black metal screams can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and they also get very deep at times along with a few growls and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Throughout the recording they also alternate between both the acoustic and heavy parts on a regular basis and spoken word parts can be heard in some of the tracks and some songs also bring in a small amount of folk instruments and there is also a brief use of keyboards and the second half of the album is all folk versions of both their newer and older material and whispers along with spoken word parts can also be heard at times and they also bring the black metal screams and death metal growls into the acoustic tracks.
CrystalMoors plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the raw, melodic and epic style of pagan/black metal while also mixing in a great amount of folk music elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Heathenism, North Iberian and Celtic Paganism and Mythology themes.
In my opinion CrystalMoors are a very great sounding pagan/black metal band with touches of folk music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Over the Same Land" "The Oldest One" "A Man under Wolfskin" and "Crown of Wolves". 8 out of 10.