Au Dessus are a band from Lithuania that plays a modern style of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep which will be released on February 27th as a joint effort between God Of Warz Productions and Third Eye Temple.
A very distorted and raw black metal sound starts off the ep along with some blast beats and a powerful sounding bass guitar and after awhile the music starts incorporating more atmospheric elements and high pitched depressive screams and the music also brings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
At times the vocals can be very grim sounding and on the following tracks the music starts incorporating more melody along with a good amount of modern black metal elements and while the band is labeled as a post black metal band there music is more raw than bands that fall into this genre while some of these elements do show up at times and the solos and leads that are utilized are very melodic and there is also a brief use of clean singing brought onto the recording as well as a few tracks that are long and epic in length.
Au Dessus plays a style of black metal that is mostly rooted in a raw or depressive direction but also mixes in a touch of the post and atmospheric genres to create a modern style of the genre, the production sounds very dark, raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics philosophical themes.
In my opinion Au Dessus are a very great sounding raw post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "II" and "IV". 8 out of 10.