Russia's Taiga have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric and depressive style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 album "Cosmos" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Final Gate Records.
A very heavy and melodic sound along with some atmospheric synths start off the album while the faster sections of t he songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the vocals meaning mostly depressive black metal screams and cries.
Spoken word parts can also be heard at times while clean playing is also added into certain sections of the recording along with the solos and leads also bringing in more of a depressive post rock style as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in mostly a slow or mid tempo style.
Taiga creates another recording that remains true to the depressive and atmospheric style of black metal that was established on previous releases, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover depression, mental illness and isolation themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Taiga and if you are a fan of depressive and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Styd" "Ty" "Slova Poteryayat Znacheniye" and "Svoimi Rukami". 8 out of 10.