Yayla are a solo project from Turkey that has been featured before in this zine and plays an ambient from of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "Pas.to.rale" which was released by Merdumgiriz.
A very dark, heavy, and melodic sound along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams start off the album and you can also hear the ambient elements in the background and death metal growls are also used at times and when tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the synths also gives the music more of an epic atmosphere when they are brought onto the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and some of the tracks are ambient instrumentals along with the use of actual drums which makes the approach to the genre a little bit more different and there is also a brief use of melodic guitar leads and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Yayla creates another recording that remains true to the ambient black metal style of previous recordings while also being guitar driven and adding in more death metal influences this time around, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover ascendant themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Yayla and if you are a fan of ambient black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Altars In Tower Sewers" "Funeral" "Mantras Of Separation" and "Pastorale:. 8 out of 10.