Eneferens are a band originally from Montana but now re-located to Minnesota and plays a very atmospheric and Cascadian influenced form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "In The Hours Beneath" which will be released in October as a joint effort between Bindrune Recordings and Nordvis Produktion.
Atmospheric synths along with some acoustic guitars start off the album and after awhile melodic signing is added onto the recording while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and they are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
A great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing while the more aggressive vocals are deep yet grim black metal screams along with a few death metal growls and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts with all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along elements of doom metal being added into the slower riffing and there is also a brief piano instrumental before closing the album with a heavier track..
Eneferens plays a style of atmospheric black metal that is very heavily influenced by the Cascadian form of the genre while standing out with some progressive and doom metal influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover personal struggles and reflection themes.
In my opinion Eneferens are a very great sounding Cascadian style black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chrysanthemum" and "Ascenson". 8 out of 10.