Ov Shadows are a band from Sweden that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "The Darkness Between Stars" which will be released on February 23rd by Black Market Metal Label.
Atmospheric soundscapes start of the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with t he vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very modern, melodic and atmospheric fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as some of the tracks being long and epic in length and on the last track clean playing is introduced onto the recording.
On this recording Ov Shadows goes for more of a modern and atmospheric style of black metal while also being very raw, aggressive and melodic at the same time, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ov Shadows and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Darkness Between Stars" "The Ritual Of The Natural Flame" and "A Sky in Vain". 8 out of 10.