Melkor are a 1 man band from Germany that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2009 album "Ferne".
A very dark and epic atmospheric synth starts off the album along with some raw and melodic riffing and leads a few seconds later which leads up to more of a black metal direction along with some grim screams and the songs also bring in a good balance between synths and heavy parts and after awhile the music starts to bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
In the faster sections of the recording blast beats can be heard at times and there are also acoustic guitars being added into the music at times and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and the songs have more of a 90's European atmospheric black metal approach which also brings in more of a nature orientated feeling and at times you can progressive elements in the clean parts and there is also a brief instrumental before the music makes a return back to a heavy and atmospheric sound.
Melkor creates a style of black metal that is raw, atmospheric, progressive and melodic sounding as well as bringing in a great amount of 90's influences to create some very interesting, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German along with a couple tracks having English titles and cover nature themes.
In my opinion Melkor are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winter" "Ferne" "Narben" and "The Sun Denies All Sleep". 8 out of 10.