Latvia's Eschatos have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of an experimental and progressive style of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "Maere"which was released in December.
Atmospheric drones along with some tribal style beats start off the ep along with some synths and clean guitars a few seconds later which also gives the music more of an experimental and progressive feeling and after awhile melodic female vocals are added into the music.
Both of the tracks are very long and epic in length while elements of post rock are also utilized at times and they also mix the progressive and experimental parts into the heavier sections of the music which also uses a great amount of black metal screams and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody.
Death metal growls are also added into certain sections of the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some organs and psychedelic elements also being added into the music at times and when the music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly on the second tack.
On these 2 tracks Eschatos brings in a style of black metal that is very progressive and experimental sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, nihilism and doom themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding from Eschatos and if you are a fan of experimental and progressive black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Luminary Eye Against The Sky". 8 out of 10.