Swarms are a band from Canada that plays a very progressive, atmospheric, raw and primitive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "All The Worthless Fields Of The Earth".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times , while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric and progressive sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark, atmospheric, raw and primitive sounding with some melody and progressive elements being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic and primitive sounding post black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the progressive elements of the recording.
Vocals range from grim sounding black metal screams, deep growls, clean singing and spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover depression, mythology and theology, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Swarms are a very great sounding atmospheric, melodic, raw and primitive progressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Artemis By The Mount" "Battlefields" and "Forever Flay The Body". RECOMMENDED BUY.