Embrace Of Thorns are a band from Greece that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Scorn Aesthetics'' which will be released in June by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Choirs, synths and spoken word parts start off the album before going into a very fast war metal direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking along with some grim black metal screams while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and the music is heavily rooted in the 90's.
A great amount of death metal elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts and synths also make a return in certain sections of the recording as well as a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length, as the album progresses a brief use of bestial growls can also be heard.
Embrace of Thorns creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of war. black and death metal, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Anti Religion and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Embrace of Thorns and if you are a fan of war, black and death metal, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Wanderer And His Shadow" "Scorn Aesthetics" and "Wolf Uncaged_Prometheus Unbound". 8 out of 10.