Autarcie are a duo from France that plays a melodic and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Seqvania" which was released by Purity Through Fire.
Nature sounds along with some atmospheric start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while also introducing grim black metal screams onto the recording along with the faster sections of the songs also using a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Melodic vocals can also be heard at times while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a good portion of the tracks being long and epic in length and you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar solos and leads as well as the music also bringing in a lot of 90's influences and as the album progresses a brief use of folk elements and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly and synths are added onto the outro.
Autarcie plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and old school sounding with some touches of folk music, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in French and cover nature themes.
In my opinion Autarcie are a very great sounding old school and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dans la chenaie" "Seqvania" and "Terre brulee". 8 out of 10.