Gaera are a band from the Netherlands that plays a vast and tense form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2016 ep which will be released in November by Everlasting Spew Records.
A very dark and atmospheric sounding synth starts off the ep along with some heavy yet melodic guitar riffing a few seconds later and after awhile deep yet grim black metal screams are added onto the recording and they also get very high pitched at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, yet modern and melodic atmospheric black metal style and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody.
Gaerea plays a style of black metal that is very modern and heavy while also having its raw, dark and melodic moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Gaerea are a very great sounding vast and tense black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Final Call" and "Void Of Numbness". 8 out of 10.