Snakebearer are a solo project from Finland and plays a musical style he describes as being 'blackened pop metal' and this is a review of his self released 2017 ep "Throes".
A hard rock style sound starts off the ep along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after awhile grim black metal screams and melodic guitar leads are added onto the recording and the music also incorporates a great amount of pop elements but with a more heavier style.
At times the music has a style that is very close to the music Tormentor and Sigh where doing in the early 200's without sounding like any of the bands mentioned along with some touches of goth rock while blast beats are also used briefly and all of the songs stick to a mid tempo direction and acoustic guitars a re used briefly on the closing track.
Snakebearer plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in black metal while also mixing in elements of pop and rock musical to crate something very different, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Snakebearer are a very great sounding blackened pop metal solo project and if you are looking for something different, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Churning Of The Cosmic Waters". 8 out of 10.