Mormant de Snagov are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a very technical form of black metal with touches of jazz, death and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Depths Below Space And Existence" which was released by Pest Records.
Drum beats start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction while the tremolo picking gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while death metal growls are used at times along with the songs bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos and leads being done in a very technical yet melodic fashion and keyboards are also used at times.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses clean playing and jazz elements can also be heard briefly as well as the slower sections of the songs adding in a touch of atmospheric doom metal.
On this recording Mormant de Snagov expands on their style of black metal by getting more technical as well as adding in influences of jazz, death and doom metal to take their sound to a different level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mormant de Snagov and if you are a fan of technical black metal with touches of doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Never Speak Aloud" "Battle Neverending" and "The Roots Of Grief". 8 out of 10.