Boston, Massachusetts solo project Cryostasium have returned with a new recording that is in more of an ambient and experimental style of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 ep "Starbound" which will be released as a joint effort between Grimm Distribution and Metropolitan State Records.
A very dark, heavy and atmospheric sound starts off the ep while elements of ambient and experimental are also utilized at times along with the music also bringing in a very lo-fi atmosphere as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and back screams screams are mostly kept in the background.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very distorted yet melodic fashion while the music also captures the atmosphere of depressive black metal along with melodic chants are being added on some of the tracks as well as a small amount of synths and all of the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid paced direction but there is also a small amount of blast beats and tremolo picking on the last 2 songs which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Cryostasium creates a recording t hat is mostly in an experimental and ambient style of black metal and also avoids the use of lyrics on this recording and the production sounds very dark and raw.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cryostasium and if you are a fan of experimental and ambient black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Magnetic" and "The Eye". 8 out of 10.