Eschatos are a band from Latvia that plays a mixture of traditional and post black metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Hierophanes".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with not much in the way of fast drumming or blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the keyboards they are only used on the instrumental and they bring a dark sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine traditional and post black metal to create a sound of their own along with some thrash influences in the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they are only used briefly and use finger picking to enhance the dark atmosphere of the recording.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams with some spoken word parts and clean singing, while the lyrics cover philosophical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Eschatos are a very great sounding black metal band with post and thrash elements and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crusaders Of Sodom" and "Erset La Tari". RECOMMENDED BUY.