Mesarthim are a duo from Australia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of trance and black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "- " .- -... ... . - . -. - . ." which will be released on October 15th by Avantgarde Music.
A very atmospheric, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some synths also being mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs and after awhile black metal screams are added onto the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very modern, atmospheric and melodic style and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also mixes in elements of ambient and trance and they also bring in a brief instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the last 2 tracks.
Mesarthim creates another album that sticks to the atmospheric style of black metal from previous recordings while also keeping around the ambient and trance influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover cosmos and existence themes.
In my opinion this is a another great sounding album from Mesarthim and if you are a fan of trance influenced black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "..---" and "-....". 8 out of 10.