Missouri's solo project Jute Gyte have returned with a new recording which continues the experimental and microtonal approach to black metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "The Sparrow" which was released by X Ray Records.
A very fast and raw open note black metal riff starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and the solos and leads also follow the same direction while also adding in a more modern yet atmospheric approach and after a couple of minutes high pitched black metal screams are added onto the recording.
A great amount of blast beats can be heard during the faster sections of the songs along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when synths and electronic sounds are utilized they give the music more of an experimental and ambient feeling along with some avant garde elements.
Spoken word parts are also used at times and both of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the heavier sections of the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and touches of industrial are also used briefly and the last track is all instrumental and adds in touches of noise.
Jute Gyte creates a recording with one track that has the more heavy and experimental side of black metal that he is known for while the second track would be more at home on his non black metal recordings, the production sounds very raw, dark and heavy while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Jute Gyte and if you are a fan of experimental black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Sparrow". 8 out of 10.