France's solo project Glorior Belli has returned with a new album that shows him returning back to the black metal style of previous recordings but with a more modern take and this is a review of his 2016 album "Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)" which will be released in June by Agonia Records.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album before going into more of a fast and raw black metal direction that also introduces blast beats and grim screams onto the recording as well as some guitar leads and the riffs and solos also utilize a great amount of tremolo picking while also having its melodic moments.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music goes for mostly a more straight forward approach to black metal while also sounding very modern at the same time along with some catchy riffing and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while one song goes back to the more Americanized style of the last 2 albums along with some avant garde elements while the main focus remains more on the blackened side and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and melodic chanting.
Glorior Belli goes back to the more straight forward black metal style of his earlier material but done with a better recording budget and technology that was not available back then while also bringing in an avant garde touch, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occultism, and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Glorior Belli and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "World So Spurious" "Satanists Out Of Cosmic Jail" and "We Whose Glory Was Despised". 8 out of 10.