Wode are a band from the United Kingdom that plays an apocalyptic form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2016 album which will be released in April by Broken Limbs.
Atmsopheric sounds and acoustic guitars start off the album along with some melodic riffing and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and once the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal along with a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the fast riffs also utilize a great amount of tremolo picking and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in a lot of 90's and Swedish influences while still also sounding very modern and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Wode plays a style of black metal that is very traditional, raw and melodic while also being very modern at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the apocalypse, cosmos and death themes.
In my opinion Wode are a very great sounding apocalyptic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Trails Of Smoke" and "Black Belief". 8 out of 10.
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