Agrona are a band from Wales that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Realm Of The Fallen" which will be released in May by UKEM Records.
A very dark sounding intro along with some synths start off the album and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as spoken word parts being used at times along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style.
Death metal growls are also utilized at times while spoken word parts are also utilized briefly and they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling along with some of the tracks being long and epic in length and as the album progresses melodic vocals, whispers and clean guitars are also added onto the recording briefly.
Agrona plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric and traditional sounding while also having both old school and modern influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness themes.
In my opinion Agrona are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Treacherous Dead" "Storms End" and "Summoning The Void". 8 out of 10.