Kringa are a band from Austria that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a modern and traditional form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Feast Upon The Gleam" which will be released in August by Terratur Possessions.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length. You can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black emtal screams along with some first wave wave touches also being utilized at times.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. At times the vocals also add in a semi melodic tone while the riffs also add in a more amount of dark sounding melodies into some parts of the music.
The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very dark yet melodic style. at times the music also has its atmospheric and ritualistic moments. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occultism and darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Kringa and if you are a fan of modern, traditional and occult black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unwind the Gap Anew!" and "Eyers Of Stone". 8 out of 10.