Ringare a duo from the United States that plays a synth orientated form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Under Pale Moon" which will be released in March by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album and also mix in with the heavier sections of the music. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's tradition. Throughout the recording the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style while clean guitars are used briefly on the closing track.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also display a great amount of melodic moments throughout the album. A lot of the music could of easily been recorded and released more than 25 years ago with the way the musicians capture the atmosphere of the era and as the album progresses an instrumental is added onto the recording. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness and mysticism themes.
In my opinion Ringare a very great sounding old school synth orientated black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Under Pale Moon" and "Through Forest And Fog". 8/5 out of 10.