Spain's solo project Emanation have returned with a new album which continues the experimental and atmospheric style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his 2016 album "Temple Sleep Crystallization" which was released on vinyl by Beastiarie.
Atmospheric drones and heavy guitars start off the album and the first track is all instrumental and on the second track more experimental , industrial and noise elements are added onto the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a small amount of melody in the riffing.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when vocals are utilized they are mixed down low in the mix and are mostly depressive black metal screams and most of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw and old school feeling.
Most of the tracks still sound very modern and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts that also sound like they are coming out of an AM radio which also gives the music more of an avant garde atmosphere and on one of the later tracks synths are added onto the recording briefly and they also bring in elements of ambient and psychedelia.
Emanation creates another black metal recording that is very atmospheric and experimental as well as adding some originality to the genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the song themes focus on the dangers of spiritism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Emanation and if you are a fan of atmospheric and experimental black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Obesession" "Subjagation" and "Eremetic". 8 out of 10.