Italy's solo project Chiral has returned with a new recording which shows him temporary moving away from his atmospheric black metal style to focus more on an acoustic and experimental form of folk music and this is a review of his 2018 ep "The Twilight Songs(Part One)" which was released by Heathen Tribes.
Field recordings start off the ep before adding some acoustic guitars onto the recording which also brings in elements of folk music along with the only track on this ep being over 30 minutes. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding along with some slide guitars also being added into some parts of the song.
Melodic chants can also be heard in some parts of the track while the acoustic guitars also bring in a good mixture of full chords and finger picking. As the song progresses the music also starts incorporating more programmed beats and synths and towards the end a brief use of harmonica's can also be heard. Most of the music is instrumental and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chiral and while the music is not in the black metal style as previous releases, I can still see fans of neo-folk enjoying this ep. 8 out of 10.