Grimwald are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays black metal with elements of dark ambient and this is a review of their 2017 album "Lux Perit In Tenebris" which was released by Vacula Productions.
Horror movie style keyboards start off the album before going into more of a heavier direction while the faster sections of the songs bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which gives the music a more raw feeling along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, clean singing along with ambient elements can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they done in a very raw and melodic style and some songs also add in a good amount of acoustic guitars and there is also an instrumental track before closing the album with a vocal song.
On this recording Grimwald plays a style of black metal that is very dark, raw, melodic and traditional sounding while the ambient elements and acoustic guitars makes the music stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Grimwald and if you are a fan of black metal with elements of dark ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Die Forever" "Suicide Is Not A Crime" and "Ashes And Black Soil". 8 out of 10.