Zatemno are a solo project from Russia that plays an experimental and avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "In The Noose" which was released by Aesthetic Death.
Night orientated soundscapes start off the album along with some clean guitars being added onto the recording a few seconds later. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also brings in a good amount of accordions
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. When clean vocals are utilized they also give the music more of an avant garde vibe.
High pitched black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding along with one track also introducing acoustic guitars onto the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of guitar leads can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the despair and alienation of the human mind through the prism of natural forces and suicidal deeds.
In my opinion Zatemno are a very great sounding experimental and avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "On The Wind" and "From The Ashes Of The Sun". 8 out of 10.
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