Mystic Ethan are a band from Brazil that plays a very old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "From Hell To The Abominable Human Race".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Some of the riffs also add in a touch of black'n'roll and a touch of punk along with the solos and leads also sticking to a very old school style when they are utilized.
As the album progresses a brief use of ritualistic soundscapes and spoken word parts can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction as well as a later track also introducing clean playing onto the recording. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Philosophy and Misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Mystic Ethan are a very great sounding old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From Hell To Abominable Human Race" "Obsesser Spirit" "Infernal Voyage" and "Satanas". 8 out of 10.