Wyrmwoods is a solo project from Finland that plays a very avant garde and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Earth Made Flesh" which was released by Inverse Records.
Atmospheric sounds start off the album along with a very fast sound a few seconds later which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while saxophones when they are utilized gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the music also mixing in progressive and ambient elements as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the guitar solos and leads when they are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and there are also a couple of instrumentals as the album progresses along with the music also getting very experimental at times and clean playing is added onto the closing track as well a s the slow riffing also mixing in elements of funeral doom metal.
Wyrmwoods plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in atmospheric black metal while the avant garde, experimental, ambient and progressive elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse and Roman Paganism themes.
In my opinion Wyrmwoods are a very great sounding avant garde and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Break The Seal" and "The One As Chaos And Egg". 8 out of 10.