Canada/U.S.A's The Projectionist have returned with a new recording which continues the depressive style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "Visits From the Nighthag Part 2" which will be released in June by Appalachian Noise Records.
Clean playing starts off the album along with some melodic chanting also being used briefly before going into a heavier musical direction. Vocals are mostly grim yet depressive black metal screams along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length and spoken word parts can also be heard at times.
Depressive cries and the sounds of witch laughter are also used briefly while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them, When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and as the album progresses synths and piano's are also added onto the recording. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics continue the concept about the Nighthag along with a good amount of occult references.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Nighthag and if you are a fan of depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Dormancy Where Ripe Targets Lay" "The Globe Theater" and "Bandages Over Boards". 8 out of 10.