Devourer are a band from Sweden that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Across The Empty Plains".
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while t he tremolo picking gives the songs a more raw feeling and after awhile grim black metal screams start to make their presence known and the music is heavily rooted in the Swedish style.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of clean guitars while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the riffs also mix in elements of death and doom metal along with a small amount of growls and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can be heard and on one of later tracks also introduces a small amount of keyboards into the music.
Devourer plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the Swedish tradition while also mixing in elements of doom and death metal which makes the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism and Death themes.
In my opinion Devourer are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal group with touches of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Insania" "Nexus Of Evil" "Extirpation" and "Omega". 8 out of 10.