Grima are a duo from the Siberian part of Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Tales Of the Enchanted Woods" which was released by Naturmacht Productions.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads and clean playing can also be heard in some of the songs and after awhile grim yet high pitched black metal screams are added onto the recording along with some deep growls also being utilized at times and atmospheric synths are also used on some of t he tracks.
Melodic vocals are also added onto the recording in some of the tracks along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of stringed instruments and the tremolo picking during the faster sections of the songs gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling along with the riffs also using a great amount of melody and as the album progresses female vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in acoustic guitars at times along with a copule of the tracks being all instrumental and the music also adds in progressive rock and post black metal touches in some parts of the recording as well as some Cascadian influences.
Grima creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal that was established on their previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Nature and Paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Grima and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Moon And Its Shadows" "The Ritual" and "The Shephards of the Mountains And Plains". 8 out of 10.