Russia's solo project Amezarak have returned with a new recording that takes his raw and melodic style of satanic/occult black metal and mixes it with a touch of doom metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Non Lucidum Tristita" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions, Dazamadicus and Morbid Skull Records.
A very heavy yet melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of Swedish influences and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the music is also heavily rooted in the mid 90's era.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the slower sections of the songs add in more of a depressive doom metal style and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a couple of instrumentals are added onto the recording and clean playing is used briefly on the closing track.
Amerarak creates a recording that has the raw and melodic black metal style of previous releases while also adding in more depressive and doom metal elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover coldness, darkness, satanism and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Amerarak and if you are a fan of melodic black metal with a touch of doom, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Twice Colder Autumn" "Experiment" and "Like A Dream". 8 out of 10.