Thrawsunblat are a band from New Brunswick, Canada that plays a raw and melodic mixture of folk and black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Metachthonia" which will be released on June 17th as a joint effort between Ignifera Records and Broken Limbs.
Cellos start off the album and they also give the music more of a tragic atmosphere along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later and after awhile the music starts to speed up with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which gives the music a very raw feeling along with some grim yet high pitched screams.
Both the heavy and cello parts mix together in some parts of the songs and clean singing pagan vocals are used quite a bit throughout the recording and throughout the album you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a decent amount of acoustic guitars being used in some of the tracks which also gives the songs more of a medieval folk music feeling and a great portion of the songs are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses fiddles can be heard briefly and spoken word parts are also use for a few seconds towards the end.
Thrawsunblat plays a musical style that takes a raw and melodic style of black metal and mixes it with pagan and folk metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature themes.
In my opinion Thrawsunblat are a very great sounding raw and melodic mixture of black and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "She Who Names The Stars" and "In Mist We Walk". 8 out of 10.
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