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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ater Era/In Autumn's Solitary Decline/Mater Tenebrarum/2011 CD Review

  Ater Era are a band from Slovenia that plays a very raw and primitive form of black metal with a melodic edge and this is a review of their 2011 album "In Autumn's Solitary Decline" which was released by Mater Tenebrarum.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast playing with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy black metal riffing that dominates throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding with a good amount of melodic riffing being thrown into the music as while as a brief use of a thrash riff in addition there is a small amount of clean playing being utilized on a couple of songs while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very primitive sounding melodic black metal guitar solos and leads.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover dark, anti religion/communism and depressive themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion Ater Era are a very great sounding raw and primitive black metal band with a melodic edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vest" "Vortex" and "Red Thorah". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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