Mustan Kuun Lapset are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of dark and black metal and this is a review of their album "Saatto" which will be released in 2017 by Inverse Records.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album and after the intro the music gets heavier while also introducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and synths mix in with the heavy parts.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and deep growls and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and the music also incorporates a great amount of Finnish 90's dark metal influences while also sounding very modern at the same time and all most the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
There is also a brief use of blast beats on a couple of songs and a couple of tracks also brings in elements of folk music and some of the solos and leads also have a traditional metal feeling to them at times and when the music finally speeds up it uses tremolo picking to give the song more of a raw black metal feeling and one track also introduces female vocals onto the recording and the last track is long and epic in length which also uses a small amount of stringed instruments and clean singing male vocals.
Mustan Kuun Lapset plays a musical style that takes dark and black metal to create a melodic sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover poetic themes.
In my opinion Mustan Kunn Lapset are a very great sounding mixture of dark and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Peikonmieli" "Sudenima" and "Saatto". 8 out of 10.