AntroNero are a duo from Italy that plays a traditional form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Bagliori Nel Buio" which was released by Vacula Productions.
A very dark sounding interlude starts off the album along with a small amount of operatic female vocals before going into a heavier musical direction. Grim black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as some songs also adding in a small amount of ritualistic soundscapes.
The music also adds in a decent amount of 90's influences but also keeps it very modern at the same time. Back up shouts can also be heard briefly as well as one track also introducing spoken word parts onto the recording and as the album progresses synths can also be heard briefly and the riffs also start adding in a small amount of dark sounding melodies and you can hear a small amount of thrash elements in the riffing. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Italian and cover darkness, destruction and evil themes.
In my opinion AntoNero are a very great sounding traditional black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ego" "Abominio" "Istruzione della Distruzione" and "L'ultima Battaglia". 8 out of 10.