Italy's Eyelids have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric and depressive style of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Scars under The Snow" which was released by Vacula Productions.
Atmospheric sounding synths and nature sounds start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. All of the instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and the vocals are mostly grim yet depressive black metal screams.
The faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the album more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the tracks also being long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the music also mixing the atmospheric elements into the heavier sections of the recording. Old school influences can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing as well as one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording, synths also make a a brief return as the album progresses and a couple of tracks also adds in a small amount of whispered and clean vocals vocals. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover melancholy, depression and solitude themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Eyelids and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Absence" "Till Death Unites Us Again" and "Soul Of The Forest". 8 out of 10.