New York's Black Anvil have returned with a new recording which continues the modern style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Miles" which will be released in March by STB Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly angry yet high pitched sounding black metal screams along with some clean vocals also being used briefly and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced an fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, melodic yet old school metal style. One of the tracks also shows the music going for more of a modern and anthem orientated style of metal and as the ep progresses they bring in The Devil's Blood and Mercyful Fate covers.
On this recording Black Anvil takes their modern style of black metal into more of a melodic direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover hatred, darkness and reality themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Anvil and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Iron Sharpens Iron" and "Everlasting Solitude". 8 out of 10.