This is another review of an album from Russia's Taiga with this one being released before the current one I reviewed and also being in an atmospheric and depressive direction of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Ashen Light" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records, Metallic Media and Le Crepuscle Du Soir Productions.
Am radio sounds and depressive cries start off the album along with some clean guitar playing a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes for more of a modern, heavy and atmospheric style of black metal while also adding in suicidal screams and melodies in both of the riffs and guitar leads.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and clean playing and spoken word parts also make a return in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic singing can be heard and the whole album sticks either to a slow or mid paced musical direction and there is also brief use of ambient elements.
Taiga played a style of black metal on this recording that was very atmospheric, slow, depressive and melodic, the production sounds very dark and raw while lyrics are written in Russian and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Taiga and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eternity In The Empty Skies" "Among The Gray Walls" and "Earthshine". 8 out of 10.