Mephorash are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and melodic form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "1557 - Rites Of Nullification" which was released by Odium Records.
A very dark and atmospheric sounding synth starts off the album along with some drum beats before adding into growls and heavier guitars that also adds a touch of blackened death metal onto the recording and after awhile melodies and grim black metal screams make their presence known in the music.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they remain true to a melodic style of black metal while the clean playing gives the songs more of an atmospheric feeling and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal and also utilizes a decent amount of blast beats.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and clean singing can also be heard at times while some tracks also use a small amount of nature sounds and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the riffs have more of an avant garde and technical feeling.
With this recording Mephorash change their sound around quite a bit adding in more death metal influences as well as displaying a great amount of progress as musician's while the music still has it fast and grim moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Qabalah and Qlipitoth themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mephorash and if you area fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Riphyon - The Tree Of Life Putrescent" and "Cheidolun - Destroying The Blade Of Beriah". 8 out of 10.