Cemetery Lights are a solo project from Rhode Island that plays a very old school and occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Lemuralia" which will be released on cassette on September 21st by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
Drums along with some clean playing starts off the album while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as the riffing bringing in a great amount of first wave influences and you can also hear a great amount of dark sounding melodies in the riffs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard while the tremolo picking gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the solos and leads bringing in more of an old school style and when the music slows down elements of doom metal are brought into the music as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Cemetery Lights plays a style of occult black metal that is mostly rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's days of the genre while also mixing in elements of doom metal, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism, Necromancy and Horror themes.
In my opinion Cemetery Lights are a very great sounding old school occult black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Charlie's Funeral" and "Accursed Funeral". 8/5 out of 10.