The Projectionist are a band with members from the United States and Canada that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Visits From The NightHag Part 1" which will be released in September by Appalachian Noise Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric sounding synths also being used at times while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Spoken word parts can also be heard at times while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of depressive sounding melodies along with some blast beats also being utilized when the music speeds up as well as the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling and when guitar leads are finally brought onto the recording they are done in a very dark, melodic and modern atmospheric style and as the album progresses female vocals can also be heard briefly.
The Projectionist creates another recording that remains true to the raw and depressive style of black metal from their previous release, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Projectionist and if you are a fan of raw and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Saw To Dissolve All Travel" and "Bewitching Unto Death". 8 out of 10.