Keres are a solo project from Finland that plays a mid tempo and synth laden form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Ice, Vapor And Crooked Arrows" which was released by Terratur Possessions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the music also adding in a a decent amount of 90's influences as well as the riffing also utilizing some melody at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when synths are brought into the music they also give the songs more of an epic and atmospheric feeling and as the album progresses an instrumental is also added onto the recording
Keres plays a style of black emtal that is very raw, epic, old school and synth orientated sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, dreams and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Keres are a very great sounding mid tempo and synth laden black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dream Of Clouds" "Grail Dance" "Moon Guide" and "Sleepers below". 8 out of 10.