Tyakrah are a duo from Germany that plays a very epic and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Wintergedanken" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath and Slaughterhouse Records.
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the album along with some tragic sounding keyboards a few seconds later before going into more of a heavier direction while also introducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording and after awhile grim black metal screams start to make their presence known.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while melodic vocals are also added into certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with keyboards also making a return on some of the later tracks and as the album progresses a brief instrumental can also be heard before returning back to a heavier direction as well as introducing acoustic guitars onto the recording.
Tyakrah plays a style of black metal that is very epic and atmospheric sounding, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in German and cover winter, darkness, and death themes.
In my opinion Tyakrah are a very great sounding epic and atmospheric black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gefrome Tanen" and "Erstarrende Nacht". 8 out of 10.