Theosophy are a band from Russia that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Eastland Tales- Part II" which was released by No Colours Records.
Drums start off the album along with some thrash influenced guitar riffing a few seconds later and a few seconds later grim black metal screams are added onto t he recording and the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When keyboards are utilized they bring in more of a 90's atmospheric style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic style and the music also mixes in a more raw black metal style at times and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of tremolo picking.
Spoken word parts along with clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and while the music has a lot of roots in the 90's it still sounds very modern and the riffing also brings in a great amount of cold sounding melodies and a couple of the tracks also brings in a brief use of classical guitars and the last track is all instrumental.
Theosophy plays a style of black metal that is more influenced by the raw yet cold, atmospheric and melodic side of the second wave era while also updating this approach in the modern times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover north, nature, fear and social themes.
In my opinion Theosophy are a very great sounding cold and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Slaves Of Destiny" "My Hatred In My Hands" "Up To The Mountains" and "Route to Light(#21)". 8/5 out of 10.
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